We are excited to launch our new series, Investing in our Oceans, in which Kate Danaher and Larsen Mettler, the managing directors of our oceans and seafood fund, sit down with a range of stakeholders in the sustainable oceans investment sector. These conversations will explore the exciting growth and opportunities in the space, as well as the work that still needs to be done to develop the blue economy and ensure that economic and environmental outcomes go hand in hand.
In this first episode, S2G's Kate Danaher connects with Peter Bryant, Senior Program Director at Builders Initiative, about his extensive experience investing in companies and organizations working on sustainable ocean innovations and how philanthropy, impact investing, and VC can work together to support a wide range of ocean solutions.
More information about Builders Initiative and Builders Vision can be found here.
Senior Program Officer
Peter Bryant is a Senior Program Officer at Builders Initiative, where he leads environmental grantmaking and strategic partnerships. He collaborates with both internal and external stakeholders when crafting grants that reflect key ocean themes, including sustainable fisheries, seaweed and shellfish aquaculture, ocean conservation, and climate resilience.
After a nine-year tenure, Peter transitioned from the Walton Family Foundation’s (WFF) Environment Program to Builders Initiative. At WFF, he managed grantmaking for ocean and fisheries focused on international locations, including Indonesia, Chile, Mexico, and Costa Rica. For over 20 years, Peter spearheaded partnerships, had oversight of marketing and communications, and directed freshwater and marine conservation programs for organizations like The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund.
Peter earned a master’s degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Colby College. He lives with his children in Carlsbad, California. He enjoys kayaking and paddle boarding on the ocean and recently published a cookbook of recipes from his travels to more than 40 counties.