Richard L. Sandor is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Environmental Financial Products LLC, which specializes in inventing, designing, and developing new financial markets with a special emphasis on investment advisory services. EFP was established in 1998 and was the predecessor company and incubator to the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), the European Climate Exchange (ECX) and the Chicago Climate Futures Exchange (CCFE). Sandor was honored by the City of Chicago for his contribution to the creation of financial futures and his recognition as the "father of financial futures.” In October 2007, he was honored as one of TIME Magazine’s “Heroes of the Environment” for his work as the “Father of Carbon Trading.”
Sandor is a Distinguished Professor of Environmental Finance at Guanghua School of Management at Peking University and a Member of its International Advisory Council. He is also the author of “Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation,” published in 2012.