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Alumni, Advisory Board

Donovan Ervin

Independent Consultant
MBA 2020
Master of Environmental Management 2020
Donovan Ervin

Donovan Ervin is a 2020 graduate of Yale University, having earned an MBA at the School of Management (SOM) and Master of Environmental Management at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE). He's interested in using financial capital as a tool for social justice and ecological restoration.

Since graduating from Yale, Donovan has worked as an independent consultant in the capital movement space, including impact investing and philanthropy.  Some of his clients have been the Emerson Collective, Radicle Impact Partners, Social Venture Partners Dallas, and Beneficial State Bank.

These are some of the questions that he's currently asking:

  • How might we shift our paradigms around investment and market-rate returns?
  • What if we created and invested in a new market that shifts our patterns of production and consumption? That democratically distributes power and ownership?  That expands the definition of wealth to include individual, community, and planetary health & well-being?

Originally from Garland, Texas, Donovan earned his BA with honors in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity from Stanford University. He's also a proud advisory board member at the Yale Center for Business & Environment.