Adam Wolfensohn is co-managing partner of Encourage Capital, an asset management company formed by the recent merger of Wolfensohn Fund Management and EKO Asset Management. A unique partnership of disciplined investors and creative problem-solvers, the new firm is already working with major asset owners to deploy investment capital to solve problems like global ecosystem decline, climate change, and bringing financial services to the world’s poor.
Previously, Wolfensohn was managing director at Wolfensohn Fund Management and also managed the Wolfensohn family office cleantech and environmental markets strategies. From 2003 to 2006, he produced the climate change documentary, “Everything’s Cool,” which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007. From 2002 to 2003, he worked with Conservation International to create a market for carbon credits from avoided deforestation projects.
Prior to 2002, Wolfensohn composed music for numerous films, television commercials, and theater productions as founder and CEO of Red Ramona, an award-winning music and sound design studio in New York City. He is a trustee of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Yad Hanadiv, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and Bang on a Can, and is a member of the investment committee of Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Wolfensohn earned a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.E.M. from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.