Jonathan Greenblatt

Jonathan Greenblatt is Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation at the Domestic Policy Council. Before joining the White House, Jonathan served as founding director of the Impact Economy Initiative at the Aspen Institute, an effort to explore how public policy can create an enabling environment to accelerate impact investing and scale social enterprise. He worked as an operating partner at Satori Capital, a private equity firm focused on conscious capitalism. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA where he developed and taught its coursework on social entrepreneurship. Greenblatt founded and was president of Our Good Works, the nonprofit organization responsible for All for Good, the open source web-based platform designed to enable more Americans to serve. All for Good was acquired by the Points of Light Institute in 2011. He formerly served as CEO of GOOD Worldwide, helping to scale the company from its origins as a publishing business into a diversified media company whose products include the award-winning print title, GOOD Magazine; www.GOOD.Is, a popular online destination; and JUMO, an online membership community. Greenblatt co-founded Ethos Brands, the business that launched Ethos Water. Ethos Water is the premium bottled water that helps children around the world get clean water. Starbucks Coffee Company purchased Ethos Water, one of only a handful of non-coffee business acquisitions in Starbucks’ 30-plus year history. Greenblatt then joined the company as vice president of consumer products and served on the board of directors of the Starbucks Foundation. Greenblatt worked on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team. He also served as an aide in the Clinton Administration, developing international economic policy at the White House and US Department of Commerce. He is a veteran of the 1992 Clinton for President campaign when he worked in Little Rock AR for Governor Clinton. He is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a Next Generation Fellow of the American Assembly. Greenblatt lives with his wife and children in Washington, D.C.
  • Speaker PopTech 2011