Andrew Rodriguez started his career as a pastor, but soon found that he wanted to apply the ethical lens of social and environmental justice that experience gave him in a different way. Before founding Change Finance, Andrew did ESG research and analysis for the Highwater Global Fund, designed clean investment portfolios for the Keel Asset Management, then went on to design and manage such portfolios at Principium. He now brings that expertise to Change Finance to make ESG, SRI, and fossil fuel free portfolios available to a wider audience by delivering them as publicly oriented, performance- and impact-oriented funds. Andrew holds an MBA in Sustainable Systems and Impact Investing from Bainbridge Graduate Institute, the first “Green MBA” program.
Dorrit Lowsen has more than 20 years of professional experience across a range of industries including IT, environment, and finance, and a range of modalities including Fortune 500, start up, government, and non-profit. Following a decade-long international career as a technology leader, Dorrit joined Agora Partnerships as COO where she oversaw development of the first accelerator program to channel investment capital to impact-driven companies in Latin America. She went on to produce award-winning work on energy and environmental policy at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing during the preparation for the Paris Climate Agreement before returning to the U.S. to join Change Finance’s founding team. Dorrit has participated in all sides of the impact investing equation – as an entrepreneur, as an investor in multiple deals, and as a facilitator through her work at Agora Partnerships. She holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business, an MS in Computer Science from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and a BA from Haverford College.
Hunter Lovins is Chief of Impact at Change Finance and the President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions. A renowned author and champion of sustainable development for over 35 years, Hunter has consulted on business, economic development, sustainable agriculture, energy, water, security, and climate policies for scores of governments, communities, and companies worldwide.
Hunter believes that citizens, communities and companies, working together within the market context, are the most dynamic problem-solving force on the planet. She has devoted herself to building teams that can create and implement practical and affordable solutions to the problems facing us in creating a sustainable future.
The winner of numerous awards, including Time Magazine's "Hero of the Planet", Hunter has co-authored fifteen books and hundreds of articles, and was featured in the award-winning film, Lovins On the Soft Path. She has also taught at universities around the world and is currently a founding professor of Sustainable Management at Bard MBA. In addition to her writing and academic work, Hunter serves on the Executive Committee of the Club of Rome, the steering committee of the Alliance for Sustainability and Prosperity, and Capital Institute's Advisory Board.
Nicole has over 12 years of experience in executive and administrative support, her focus being primarily on financial services. She has a track record of performance in high-volume, high-pressure environments. Nicole is responsible for skillfully managing administrative duties and operations support for her colleagues at Change Finance. She believes in democratizing investing, the power of leveraging capital markets to promote societal change, and utilizing process management to be a force multiplier for business efficiencies.
As Executive Assistant, she ensures the smooth operation of the firm with her robust knowledge of financial office management.