Rick Larson

Rick Larson

Rick is Senior Vice President and Director of Special Initiatives for Natural Capital Investment Fund, The Conservation Fund’s business lending arm that provides patient capital to triple-bottom-line natural resource-based businesses.

His prior experience includes being Managing Director of SJF Ventures, a $45 M mission-driven venture capital fund based in Durham, NC; National Director of REAL Enterprises, a nationwide entrepreneurship education program for rural youth and adults; and shop floor supervisor and financial controller for the Cummins Engine Co.

He is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School and UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he teaches courses on impact investing and financing social ventures.  He serves on the Board of Fair Trade USA, which certifies Fair Trade products in the US.