Adam Wolfensohn

Adam Wolfensohn
Managing Director and Investment Committee Member, Encourage Capital

Mr. Wolfensohn is a Managing Director of Wolfensohn Fund Management and a member of the Investment Committee. Wolfensohn Fund Management is an emerging markets oriented investment firm with focus areas in financial inclusion and low carbon energy. Since 2002, he has also managed the Wolfensohn family office cleantech and environmental markets strategies where is an active investor in sustainability oriented funds and companies, and for which he sits on the board of EKO asset management. From 2003 to 2006, he produced the climate change documentary, “Everything’s Cool,” that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007. From 2002 to 2003, he managed pioneering work with Conservation International to make the 2003 Pearl Jam and “Warped” tours carbon neutral with avoided deforestation offsets. Mr. Wolfensohn is a frequent speaker on sustainability and impact investment.

Prior to 2002, Mr. Wolfensohn composed music for numerous films, television commercials and theater productions, and he was founder and CEO of “Red Ramona,” an award winning music and sound design studio in New York City. He is a Trustee of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the Harmony Institute, Bang on a Can and the Wolfensohn Family Foundation where he directs environmental grant making. He serves on the advisory boards of Transportation Alternatives, the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory and the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment. Mr. Wolfensohn earned a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.E.M. from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.