Throughout his professional career, Alex has focused on the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impact considerations into business value creation and risk mitigation. At Ernst & Young LLP, (and previously as Vice President for North America at Trucost) Alex worked with corporate and investor clients on the integration of environmental and social factors into core strategy across their operations, value chain and portfolios though sustainability benchmarking, materiality assessment, reporting and engagement, as well as the integration of ESG into private equity strategies and due diligence. Alex began his career as a corporate sustainability analyst at KLD Research & Analytics, where he assessed ESG performance of corporations for institutional investors. While at KLD, Alex partnered with Newsweek magazine on the design, methodology and management of the inaugural Newsweek Green Rankings, the first quantitative environmental index by a mainstream media organization.
Alex is the Co-Founder and prior President of the Boston Area Sustainable Investment Consortium. He holds a BA from Hampshire College and an MBA in Sustainable Business from Bainbridge Graduate Institute.
David Boghossian is a serial entrepreneur and business builder with over 25 years of deep expertise in technology, strategy, and entrepreneurship all focused on the efficient use and allocation of resources -- human, capital, and natural. He is the founder of several successful start-ups including StoryStreet Technology and PowerSteering Software, Inc.
In addition to his career as an entrepreneur, David has an abiding commitment to social enterprise and the power of businesses and markets to drive real progress. He has acted as mentor to numerous mission-driven Harvard and MIT start-ups, presented and mentored to entrepreneurs in the US and internationally, most recently for Mercy Corps in Ramallah, Palestine, and was the founding instructor for the initial six teams to go through the Root Cause Impact Investment accelerator. David has helped source capital for many of these enterprises and has experienced the challenges of the impact capital markets firsthand.
David holds AB and MPA degrees from Harvard University, where he was a nationally ranked oarsman. He also held a year-long appointment as a Lucius Littauer Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School, focused on business and government interaction. He currently serves on a number of corporate and non-profit boards, including Opportunity Space and The Community Charter School of Cambridge.