John Latsis’ research interests are in social theory and economic philosophy and cover questions about the nature of conventional behaviour and rule-following in social life, the influence of theory on economic action, and the socio-economic dimensions of human need. He held academic positions at the Universities of Reading, Oxford and Harvard during a thirteen-year academic career before moving into the private sector where he holds a number of board positions in listed and private companies. He has a BA from the University of Oxford, an MSc from the London School of Economics, a PhD from the University of Cambridge, and is a member of the Higher Education Academy of the United Kingdom. John remains an active research scholar.
Lorenzo Bernasconi is Board Chair of Emergent Forest Finance Accelerator, an intermediary focused on mobilizing large-scale private capital for the preservation of the world’s rainforests.
Previously, he was Managing Director at The Rockefeller Foundation where he led the foundation’s innovative finance and impact investing activities. Prior to Rockefeller, Lorenzo worked in strategy consulting and investment banking, and spent several years in academia.
Lorenzo holds a PhD in philosophy from Cambridge University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Columbia University’s Earth Institute.