Co-Founder & Senior Managing Partner, Just Business
CEO at Blackstone Technology Holding AG
David Batstone is a catalyst for driving positive change across the world. Working with entrepreneurs and investors to create forward-thinking companies that return dignity to people and the planet, he is quietly leading a revolution in the way 21st-century business operates.
A sought-after speaker and investor to businesses and non-profits alike, David shares his unique model for developing successful enterprises that create opportunities for everyone. His groundbreaking work has earned him numerous awards, most significantly the UN Women for Peace Association named him a 2017 Peace Award winner for his international work toward economic and social empowerment for communities at risk for exploitation.
David is the visionary founder and senior managing director of Just Business, a social impact investment firm. The portfolio of successful ventures he founded includes Business 2.0 magazine, American Battery Technology Company, Relocity, ReCharge Global, REBBL, Haus of Z ecofashion company, and Not For Sale. He serves on the board of directors of Relocity, American Battery, ReCharge Global and Hydra Energy. He is Professor Emeritus at the School of Management, University of San Francisco, and was previously an investment banker in the technology industry.
David has authored five books, is the recipient of two national journalist awards, and was named National Endowment for the Humanities Chair at the University of San Francisco for his work in technology and ethics.