Andrew Kassoy is co-founder of B Lab, a nonprofit organization that is building the capital markets infrastructure to unify sustainable business and social enterprise through the creation of B Corporations. B Corporations harness the power of private enterprise to create public benefit by allowing entrepreneurs, consumers, and investors to distinguish “good” companies from good marketing. These companies meet comprehensive social and environmental performance standards, institutionalize stakeholder interests in their corporate articles, and create collective voice through a global brand.
Kassoy is dedicated to growing innovative for-profit and nonprofit models for social change. He is a board member of Working Today and the Freelancers Union, which provides affordable health insurance and other financial services to independent workers in 32 states. He also serves on the board of Echoing Green, a nonprofit venture fund that provides seed capital to exceptional emerging social entrepreneurs, and he is an advisory board member of Wall Street Without Walls, a nonprofit which provides capital markets and investment banking expertise to community development organizations. He is an advisor to Civic Builders, a nonprofit developer of charter schools. Prior to this, Kassoy spent 16 years in the private equity business.
Kassoy was raised in Boulder, Colorado, and graduated with distinction n from Stanford University, where he was a Truman Scholar and President’s Award winner. In 2001 he was named a Henry Crown Fellow by the Aspen Institute. He enjoys skiing, backpacking, running, cooking, and the violin. He is married to Kamy Wicoff, a writer. They have two young sons, the Emperor Maximilian (three years) and the Boy King Jedidiah (one year).