Board of Directors & Advisors

Richard Zimmerman

Richard Zimmerman is a Senior Vice President, Private Banker, for HSBC Private Bank in New York. Along with this role he serves as a representative to the Private Bank’s Sustainability Initiative. Richard has also held senior positions in private wealth management at Bessemer Trust, Bank of America, and J.P. Morgan.

Zimmerman combines his financial career with a passionate interest in helping individuals and organizations operate in more conscious and sustainable ways in the world. He sees innovative opportunities emerging to utilize capital to have both a positive financial return and a beneficial social impact.

Zimmerman is ardently involved in philanthropy, having served as a board director and in strategic advisory roles for a number of not-for-profits in the areas of AIDS, child advocacy, and the environment. He is a board advisor to StartFund, a global fund that provides early stage matching grants to impactful projects around the world. He is a published author of What Can I Do to Make a Difference, a positive source action book, which addresses issues of global sustainability and outlines practical ideas to effect positive change. He also has a background in personal development as a motivational speaker, writer, and coach.

Zimmerman is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s degree in English literature and he attended Columbia University, where he earned a Master’s in Sustainability Management.

He lives in New York City with his family.


John Fullerton

John Fullerton is an unconventional economist, impact investor, writer, and some have said philosopher. Building on and integrating the work

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Nora Bateson

Nora Bateson is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and educator, as well as President of the International Bateson Institute, based in

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Caroline MacGill

Caroline is a Managing Director at Armonia where she helps manage a portfolio of private investments, projects and initiatives geared towards positive environmental change.

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Jonathan F.P. Rose

Jonathan F.P. Rose’s business, public policy and not-for-profit work all focus on creating more environmentally, socially and economically resilient cities.

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