Carlos Vargas is a Professor of Finance at EGADE Business School at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico, and an Instructor of Sustainable Finance at Harvard University DCE. He has experience in sustainable finance, renewable energy, financial analysis, business planning, development economics, and real estate finance. Vargas was formerly chief financial officer for New Evolution Ventures Mexico, a subsidiary of an investment fund that manages more than 1,000 health and fitness facilities worldwide, and chief operating officer for the Vertex Companies, USA, where he helped manage and consolidate the energy services portfolio to gain increased revenue in the first year. He managed the real estate investment portfolio at BBVA Asset Management, Mexico, and implemented strategic plans for several shopping centers and department stores for Liverpool, Mexico.
Vargas holds a Ph.D. from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, an MBA from IPADE Business School in Mexico, and an ALM from Harvard Extension School. His Ph.D. dissertation covers the assessment of diverse issues through dynamic financial valuation methodologies, such as the development of agricultural projects in Latin America, investments in residential solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies in California, and the recycling of solar PV panels. Vargas has written financial editorials for influential newspapers and has been invited to guest lecture at the University of Massachusetts, Boston; Babson College; and several universities in Europe and Latin America.