David Poritz

David Poritz

President & Co-Founder

With his extensive knowledge of industry practices gained while living with indigenous communities and through engaging NGOs and energy companies throughout Latin America for over a decade, David has developed a keen awareness and a deep intuition for the fundamental shift that is taking place in business to respond to the increasing importance of social and environmental challenges. As Equitable Origin’s founder and President, David is the custodian of its vision and chief advocate for its social purpose. He is responsible for leading outreach and engagement of our global communities and for securing Equitable Origin’s credibility and ensuring our promises for a stakeholder-based system are kept.

David graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Brown University and holds a Masters degree in Public Policy in Latin America from Oxford University where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He is also a Henry David Thoreau Scholar and a Harry S. Truman Scholar. David was a subject of the 2014 PBS documentary film, "Oil & Water."

Expertise: Energy policy, stakeholder engagement, social business, fundraising