The Focused Funder

75% Planned, 25% Investment

Everything he does, he does with the environment in mind - whether it’s buying sustainably made clothes, or choosing to bike to work.  When it comes to philanthropy, he focuses in on one single cause - the environment.

About 75% of his giving fund goes towards climate change. Some of that is in preventative measures, and some in methods of sequestration. He usually donates to the same nonprofits each month, but sometimes he makes adjustments throughout the year based on advice he gets from other environmentally conscious friends and colleagues.

The remaining 25% of his fund he invests in green bonds. He’s passionate about climate finance and making capital markets reflect the importance of environmental assets, so he sees this as a way to help make large-scale change. Plus, any returns he makes go back to the nonprofits he cares about.