Green Festival Speakers

Dan Apfel



Dan Apfel, Executive Director of the Responsible Endowments Coalition (REC), is an experienced advocate for social, environmental and financial justice. Dan is a leading voice for responsible investing by colleges and universities and the need for them to rethink the essence of their economic relationships and invest more to support their local communities. Prior to joining the REC Dan served as a Program Officer at the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, where he worked with credit unions serving diverse low- and moderate-income communities around the country and co-administered the New York State Coalition of Community Development Financial Institutions. Dan holds a B.A. from the University of Rochester where he first started questioning the role of college endowments.

Dan's work has been included in Forbes, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Huffington Post, Terra Verde Radio among others. He is passionate about creating democratic institutions that serve their communities. He loves the outdoors, and aside from changing the way the world invests its money, Dan dreams of sailing around the globe.