Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Ana Zacapa

Ana Zacapa

Board Chair, Root Capital

Ana Zacapa is a recognized leader in social impact investing, climate change and international development. Her current focus is supporting and investing in people-centric solutions at the intersection of economic opportunity, climate change and migration.

Zacapa is Chairwoman of the Board of Root Capital, the leading social investor transforming rural communities in Latin America and Africa, with $2B invested and over 10 million people supported. Root Capital is pioneering climate finance for rural communities at the forefront of climate change. She is a member of the Climate Migration Council, a group of leaders committed to putting people at the center of climate action and accelerating solutions to climate-driven migration. She is Lead Independent Advisor to IPSY, a global $1 billion beauty innovation platform, on their sustainability and social impact work. Zacapa is a member of the President’s Council for Ceres, a leading nonprofit working with large companies and institutional investors to advance climate change and water policy. She previously founded Ceres’ West Coast office.

Zacapa spent the first decade of her career on Wall Street in investment banking focused on Latin America, as well as in solar energy investment research. She worked at the Skoll Foundation, where she led the Innovation Investments program. She has an Economics degree from Duke University and a master’s degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics. She was born and grew up in Honduras and now lives with her family in Barcelona.