With extensive experience in the environmental and social impact sectors serving in strategy, business development, company funding, and project financing roles, Rick Davis’ professional career spans legal, technology, financial, and entrepreneurial pursuits, with leadership roles in venture-backed and publicly traded companies advising CEO’s, developers, and governments around the world.
Rick graduated with honors from Rice University and has a law degree, MBA, and Masters in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Beginning in 2008, he spent a decade focused on sustainability initiatives, developing and financing projects in the cleantech, energy efficiency, and renewable energy sectors for commercial and industrial customers while charting strategic direction for various enterprises in the clean energy and water conservation sectors.
Among other environmental pursuits, Rick is an advisor and an Investment Committee member of the Caribbean Basin Sustainable Energy Fund, a $100 million joint fund focused on renewable energy projects and delivering social impact in Central America and the Caribbean. He also writes and speaks frequently on alternative investment strategies and under-leveraged sources of investment capital for use in impact investing.
As the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of LOHAS, Rick recognizes the challenges in moving beyond ESG public markets to direct impact investing, and he is dedicated to helping individuals, organizations, and their advisors achieve their growing desire to obtain market-rate financial returns while also generating meaningful social and environmental impact with the causes they value most.