CHARLIE CURTIS: E8 Vice- President & Co-Chair
“Climate change is creating new business opportunities ….”
Charlie Curtis has a focus on environmental issues, in particular those relating to water and clean energy. His business interests include managing a family office and related companies.
Since joining the Board in 2015, Charlie has channeled his enthusiasm for cleantech into exploring companies that represent the breadth of cleantech opportunities. Charlie served for several years as the Co-Chair of E8's Screening and Due Diligence efforts and as Treasurer. In 2018 he stepped into the Co-Chair role.
He is also active in Social Venture Partners (SVP), a philanthropic network which also tries to amplify their positive impact on social change.
Charlie has a BA Economics from Middlebury College and an MBA with an Environmental Focus from the University of Washington.
“Climate change is creating new business opportunities for those willing to take the risks to innovate to address the associated problems. With the increasing recognition of the business/social/environmental costs of environmental degradation, those businesses that are pursuing solutions to the problems now will have a competitive advantage over those who wait for the broader market to shift towards addressing these issues.”