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James Lindsay

Vice President of Investments, Builders Initiative

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James Lindsay is Vice President of Investments at Builders Asset Management and is passionate about the nuanced intersection between capital markets and environmental conservation. In his role, his expertise centers around reimagining ways to make impactful investments in lieu of more conventional models in both public and private markets. He also co-leads a key effort to promote innovative funding in the oceans space to catalyze the sustainable blue economy and invest in emerging venture capital and private equity fund managers, accelerators, and emerging start-ups.

James has over 12 years of cross-industry experience with investing, in-house mergers, and acquisitions. Previously, James worked extensively as a technical operator and geophysicist in the oil and gas industries. He engineered multiple capital campaigns and orchestrated over $18 billion in acquisitions and high-profile projects for public and private entities.

James is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Africa Bridge, a nonprofit focused on building sustainable agricultural co-ops in rural Tanzania. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, a master’s in geophysical engineering from the University of Louisiana, and a bachelor’s degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

A true outdoorsman, James’s favorite activities include cooking, mountain biking or skiing and sea kayaking in Alaska’s Prince William Sound.