Funlola is an investment professional with interests that lie at the intersection of technological innovation, climate change, and emerging markets. Funlola currently serves as Investment Manager at McKnight where he helps steward the foundation’s $3 billion endowment and $500+ million impact investing portfolio. Funlola also serves as Africa Advisor at Concordia, where he co-founded Concordia Africa, and focuses on implementing programs and social-impact driven public-private partnerships.
Previously, Funlola served as Investor Lead at CDP, an organization focused on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration into the financial markets. As investor lead, he advised financial institutions and financial sponsors on sustainable infrastructure financing and investment risks, and opportunities related to climate, water-scarcity, and soft-commodity deforestation.
Funlola’s civic and nonprofit activities include board service at the Science Museum of Minnesota, Nexus Community Partners, the Land Institute, and the Advisory Board for Entrepreneurship at Cornell University. He was recognized as an Emerging Leader at the Atlantic Dialogues in Marrakech and has been as a Bush Leadership fellow from the Bush Foundation. Funlola earned a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.