Carlos Alberto Vargas, PhD

Partner, Turnstone Environmental Planning
Carlos Vargas is Professor of Finance at the Escuela de Graduados en Administración y Dirección de Empresas (EGADE) Business School. 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 PhD from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, an MBA from IPADE Business School in Mexico, and an ALM from Harvard Extension School. His PhD dissertation covers the assessment of diverse issues through dynamic financial valuation methodologies, such as development agricultural projects in Latin America, investments in residential solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies in California, and 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.


  • PhD University of Zurich