Dean Takahashi is the founder and Executive Director of the CC Lab. He has recently stepped away from more than 33 years as Senior Director of the Yale Investments Office. During his tenure, Yale’s was the top performing endowment, growing from $1.5 billion to more than $30 billion. Dean led the University’s investments in sustainably managed timber and in renewable wind energy. He has also initiated work on peat bog carbon fluxes and helped lead the University’s carbon offset program. Dean is an adjunct professor teaching for many years at the Yale School of Management and Yale College.