Dr. Kiernan is founder and Chief Executive of Inflection Point Capital Management, a newly created, sustainability-driven multi-strategy investment management boutique, with offices in London, New York, Chicago, Toronto, and Sydney. Previously, he had been founder and Chief Executive of Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, a firm he established in 1992, which was rated as the #1 research firm in the world in its field.
Immediately prior to founding Innovest, Dr. Kiernan had served as Director of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development in Geneva, and as a senior advisor to the Secretary General of the U.N. Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Prior to that he had served as a senior partner at KPMG. Dr. Kiernan also lectured on sustainable finance and investment in executive programs at the Wharton School, Columbia Business School, Stanford Business School, Yale School of Management, Oxford University, the Schulich School, and the London Business School. He is currently on the guest faculty of HRH the Prince of Wales’s programme for sustainability leadership at Cambridge University.
Dr. Kiernan holds advanced degrees in political science and environmental studies, as well as a Ph.D. in strategic management from the University of London.
His new book, Investing in a Sustainable World, was published in 2009. Dr. Kiernan is a frequent speaker at international investment conferences, including the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.