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NET IMPACT NAMES PETER LUPOFF AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Lupoff’s Unique Background Allows Net Impact to Further Invest and Amplify its Work in Sustainability and Impact
OAKLAND, Calif., June 24, 2019 (Net Impact) - After an extensive search, the Net Impact Board is excited to announce Peter Lupoff as the organization's new Chief Executive Officer effective June 24, 2019.
Peter brings a unique resume of experiences, networks, and personal story to Net Impact. Peter has worked on Wall Street and started an underground hip-hop label in the late ‘90s and his own investment firm in 2009. In 2016, Peter became a Fellow for the World Policy Institute and began his career shift into academia at Yale University and later at Fordham University. Most recently, Peter has been teaching Impact Investing at Fordham University and running a 100% Impact Investment portfolio for his family office.
Joel Solomon, author of “The Clean Money Revolution” and Chairman of Renewal Funds, explained “Peter is an outstanding choice for the CEO role at Net Impact. His extensive experience with the social purpose investment field, academic advancement of responsible business, and outstanding contribution with the Fordham University Net Impact Chapter make him perfectly suited to take Net Impact to the next level of excellence for tomorrow’s business leaders.”
Working in academia lit a fire under Peter and he was ready to scale the influence he knew his background and community could have on the impact and sustainability space. With Net Impact’s global and growing network of members and its mission to inspire and equip emerging leaders to build a more just and sustainable world, Peter knew Net Impact was the next step in his purpose journey.
“During his tenure at Fordham, Peter played an integral role in implementing new impact investing and ESG intentional approaches to our curriculum and our programs, more broadly," explains Dr. Donna Rapaccioli, Dean of the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University. "We look forward to growing our continued partnership with Net Impact, as Peter takes on this new role.”
Lupoff is passionate and honored to reinforce the more than 25-year perspective and tradition of Net Impact’s seminal brand, and is enthusiastic about new directional opportunities in order to best serve our members and stakeholders. “Peter’s appointment comes at an exciting time in Net Impact’s history, as we embark on the next quarter century of impact-driven work, inspiring and equipping the next generation of impact leaders”, explains Dave Stangis, Net Impact Board Chair and Chief Sustainability Officer - Vice President, Corporate Responsibility for Campbell Soup Company. “Peter’s proven record ensures that Net Impact continues to accelerate our work and to explore new and exciting ventures.”
The Net Impact board and staff are excited about the value Peter brings to our organization and is eager to forge together the next chapter in Net Impact’s legacy.
About Net Impact
Net Impact is a global community of students and professionals who aspire to be effective drivers of economic, social and environmental change. Our programs—delivered from our headquarters in Oakland, CA, as well as globally through our 350+ Chapters—connect our members to the skills, experiences, and people that will allow them to have the greatest impact. With over 100,000 members, Net Impact takes on social challenges, protects the environment, invents new products and orients business toward the greater good. In short, we help our members turn their passions into a lifetime of world-changing action. Visit www.netimpact.org.
About Peter Lupoff
Peter founded Tiburon Capital Management, running Tiburon as CIO until acquired by consultant, Gray & Company. Peter later founded Lupoff Friends and Family Interests, which has committed to operating a 100% Impact Investment portfolio and is a Fellow and Advisory Council Member of World Policy Institute, with a focus on private capital and market solutions to the challenges confronting people and planet. Peter is active with Clean Power for Humanity, bringing green electrification projects to rural Asian villages and schools, and Defy Ventures, training the previously incarcerated. Since 2016, Peter taught Impact Investing and Investment Research classes as Special Lecturer at Yale School of Management and Fordham University. He is a Member of the Impact Investing & Sustainable Finance Faculty Consortium and is a regular writer and speaker related to topics among his areas of expertise.