Areas of expertise: Corporate partnerships
Namrita Kapur is Managing Director of the Corporate Partnerships program (CPP), EDF's work that focuses on driving positive environmental change through corporate value chains.
Drawing from her background in strategy, finance, and international development, Namrita's particular focus is on helping the team develop strategies to accelerate innovation in the corporate sector; exploring opportunities for leveraging capital markets; and, building out our international approach.
Namrita leads EDF's collaboration with AT&T, focused on reducing water use in commercial buildings; directly manages our efforts to improve the efficiency of freight in companies; and oversees the work on finance and commodity agriculture, including REDD financing.
Prior to joining Environmental Defense Fund, Namrita played an integral role in establishing the strategy and developing the infrastructure of Root Capital – a social investment fund pioneering finance in rural communities in the developing world. During her tenure at Root Capital, she helped grow the organization from 5 people and barely $5 million in assets to almost 40 people and $40 million in assets.
Prior to her six-year career at Root Capital, Ms. Kapur was an equity research analyst at the investment bank, Adams, Harkness & Hill (now CanAccord Adams), where she built the Resource Optimization Technology franchise.
She has previously directed programs for the Environmental League of Massachusetts and Berkshire Natural Resources Council, and worked as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program. She currently serves as Treasurer for the Board of the Environmental League of Massachusetts; and on the Advisory Board of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board.
- MBA, Yale School of Management
- MA of Environmental Management, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
- BA, Molecular Biology, Princeton University