“[Sustainability is] meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (1987 Bruntland Report)
Brooke, an early Agriculture Capital team member, is a Principal at Agriculture Capital, focusing on Agriculture Capital’s strategy in sustainable agriculture. He is also a Principal and key product developer of Agriculture Capital Permanent Crops, LLC.
Building on a career focused on impact investing, Brooke joined Equilibrium Capital Group in 2009 to continue his work in the scaling of sustainable and impactful investing.
Prior to joining Agriculture Capital, Brooke was a founding team member of Unitus Capital, one of the first boutique investment banks focused on the microfinance and social enterprise sectors, based in Bangalore, India. In this role, Brooke contributed to the development of the initial business plan, raising of venture capital and spin-out of the team from Unitus, Inc. In addition, while at Unitus, Brooke raised capital for microfinance institution and advised their management teams regarding financing needs. He was integral in the development of an innovative debt facility funded by Unitus and OPIC. Prior to Unitus Brooke was a member of the initial team that built Quellos Private Capital (acquired by BlackRock, Inc.) where he was responsible for making investments in private equity, venture capital and real assets funds.
Brooke serves as:
Member, Advisory Board, Washington State University: College of Business
Member, Advisory Board, Oregon BEST (Built Environment & Sustainable Technologies Center)
Brooke has a B.A. in Finance from Washington State University, and is a graduate of the Honors College.