Martin Whittaker is the founding CEO of JUST Capital. JUST is a nonprofit dedicated to equipping the market with the data, tools, and insights to deliver on the promise of stakeholder capitalism and an economy that works for all Americans. 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 on Business Insider’s 2020 List of 100 People Transforming Business.
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.; a member of the Forbes Finance Council and Forbes Contributor; and part of the G7 Impact Taskforce’s Working Group on Impact Transparency and Integrity, and Harvard Business School’s Impact Weighted Accounts Initiative Advisory Council.
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.