Mr. Newman has over two decades of entrepreneurial, corporate finance and research experience in a wide range of industries, including technology, media, retail, carbon markets and specialty foods. Prior to founding Sustain:Green, Mr. Newman co-founded Carbon Capital Advisors, which helps companies use offsets to reduce their carbon footprint.

Prior to Carbon Capital Advisors, Mr. Newman was a partner at Halpern Capital, where he worked on a variety of green energy and sustainability projects, as well as consumer lifestyle companies. Mr. Newman started his career as a media and telecom banker and rose to prominence as an internet industry analyst, being one of the first to cover this emerging sector.

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Even during the heyday of Internet stocks, he was known for his critical approach and willingness to criticize industry favorites over their valuation and long-term prospects. He was Global Sector Director for Debt and Equity Research in Software, IT Services & Internet at ABN AMRO, at a time when the firm had the world’s second largest research group. Prior to ABN AMRO, he was the senior global Internet analyst at Schroder & Co., a global 200-year-old firm, which was later sold to Citibank.

Previously, at Gerard Klauer Mattison, he was ranked No. 1 in overall stock picking in the Greenwich Associates survey of New Media/E-commerce analysts. Mr. Newman earned an MBA from Columbia Business School, being elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, and a BA magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, with a dual major in biology and English literature and a minor in Chemistry, and being named a Benjamin Franklin Scholar.