Martin Whittaker is the founding CEO of JUST Capital and is responsible for the overall leadership of the organization. He is also co-founder and Board member of the CREO Syndicate, a family office investment network; a Board member of the Carbon Disclosure Project U.S.; and a member of the Forbes Finance Council and Forbes Contributor. He was recently named to the 2020 NACD Directorship 100 – the annual list of the most influential people in the boardroom and on corporate governance – and to Business Insider’s 2020 List of 100 People Transforming Business.
Previously, Martin was a founding partner and investment committee member at Sonen Capital, an impact investing firm, where he led private equity, real asset, and direct investing activities. Martin has also served as Director of MissionPoint Capital Partners, a family office-led private equity firm; Senior Vice President at Swiss Re, where he was part of the Environmental and Commodity Markets team; and Managing Director at Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, Inc., a pioneering sustainable investment advisory and research firm.
Martin received his Ph.D. from University of Edinburgh, an MBA from the University of London, an M.Sc. from McGill University and a B.Sc. from University of St. Andrews.
Martin has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, provided expert testimony on environmental markets to the U.S. Senate, guest lectured at multiple business schools, consulted to major corporations on sustainability- and impact-related matters, and been an invited speaker, published writer, and contributor via television, print, social media, and conferences throughout his career.KEEP READING
Mr. Bridges has led award-winning teams on projects in finance, technology, and sustainable development for more than 10 years. His experience in investment management, technology startups, academia, think-tanks, and research institutes have allowed him to acquire a diverse skill set-including leadership skills (led global teams, built strategic partnerships, advised executive leadership) and analytical skills (ESG analytics, financial modeling, quantitative + qualitative research design).
He is also the author of research articles in leading academic journals and presented at pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, central banks, national conferences, and international conferences. His specialties are sustainable investing, sustainable finance, ESG integration, ESG data analytics, investment ecosystems, fiduciary responsibility, corporate governance, shareholder engagement, regulatory frameworks, innovation, research design, strategy development, and sustainable climate models.
Mr. Bridges has a Ph.D. and a Master on Organizational Behavior from Brown University. He was also a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University and A visiting fellow in Oxford.KEEP READING
Eric Kane is the Director of ESG Research for Bloomberg Intelligence (BI), a research platform that provides context on industries, companies, government, litigation, and the economy, available on the Bloomberg Professional Services at BI
Mr. Kane’s leads the development of Bloomberg’s Environmental and Social scores as well as BI’s Carbon Scores. His research focuses on identifying current and future trends, including climate change, resource scarcity, and data security, and linking performance to financial value. Mr. Kane also specializes in understanding ESG disclosure and how key metrics can be incorporated in traditional company analysis.
Prior to joining Bloomberg, Mr. Kane was the Health Care Sector Analyst at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and a Senior Analyst at Innovest Strategic Value Advisors. Mr. Kane holds a Master of Public Administration from NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and a degree in political science from Bates College.KEEP READING