Jeffrey French

Vice President North America

Jeff focuses on the transformational opportunities and challenges created where the market meets society.

Over the past decade, he has worked for a Chinese educational exchange company; a non-profit dedicated to reducing armed violence through impact investing and grant-making, and most recently at the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.

While at the UN Jeff launched and managed Business for Peace, which assists companies with operations in conflict-areas reduce their risk through sustainable business practices and principles.

At Oxford University he earned an M.Phil Degree for his research on India’s attempt to emulate China’s economic policies and spur investment in social transformation. Prior to this he was awarded dual honors in history and politics at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

He has lived in China, India, and the UK while also traveling to an additional thirty countries and attending the last three World Cups. He looks forward to showing his colleagues that US beer is better than German bier.




Connecting with people from around the world, exploring places new and familiar, and iterating my way towards changing the world.

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