Faculty

The MBA faculty is composed of distinguished professors and sustainability practitioners that reflect the broad diversity and talent of those working within the sustainability realm. The Weekend Residency structure supports a remarkable array of cutting-edge practitioners that teach as adjunct professors, permanent Bard faculty, and notable guest lecturers.
Carolyn Allwin

Carolyn Allwin

M.B.A. Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; J.D. Boston College School of Law; M.A. New York University; B.A. Johns Hopkins University. Carolyn is a Managing Director at Elysian Advisers, a boutique impact investing consultancy providing strategic and financial advice. Elysian's mission is to propose practical, tailored and measurable solutions to help its clients maximize their financial and social returns.  Prior to Elysian, Carolyn worked at GoldenTree Asset Management, a multibillion dollar distressed debt hedge fund, and worked as a tax attorney at Ernst & Young. She has a specific sector focus in aiding clients on implementing efficient cross-border tax planning strategies and navigating regulatory changes. Carolyn is an Adjunct Professor at the MPA at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at CUNY. Carolyn currently sits on the Board of the Impact Capital Forum as the Chair of the Thought Leadership and Programs Committee. She also sits on the Hedge Funds Care Grants Review Committee, Steering Committee for the NEXUS Impact Investing Working Group and the Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni Executive Committee. As a tax attorney by trade and impact investing field builder, Carolyn is currently devoted to helping spreading awareness on the newest impact investing tool, Opportunity Zones.