Richard Zimmerman




Richard Zimmerman is a Private Banker in New York where he works with wealthy families in the U.S. and internationally.

He has a passionate interest in how we can utilize wealth in more conscious, sustainable, and transformative ways in the world today. He has served in strategic roles for a number of organizations in the areas of transformational finance and impact grant making.
He is a Board Director of the Capital Institute, whose mission is to explore and effect economic transition to a more just, resilient, and sustainable way of living through the transformation of finance.
He is on the Core Development Team for the Sustainability Laboratory's Global Sustainability Fellows Program.  He is on the Advisory Board for Riverkeeper and on the Earth Institute Leadership Council.
He has served as a Board Advisor to StartFund, an impact grant fund that co-funds social business initiatives globally.  He is a published author of “What Can I Do to Make a Difference,” Penguin Books USA, a guide to issues of sustainability and individual actions to make positive change.
Richard is a Columbia University M.S. in Sustainability Management candidate (2013) and a graduate from University of Virginia with a BA in English Literature.  He lives in New York City with his two teenage children.
Email: richardezimmerman[at]