Amberjae Freeman

Freeman, Amberjae

Amberjae Freeman is Board Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Etho Capital and is currently an expert advisor and partner for the ETF Manager Group’s (ETFMG) ETHO Climate Leadership US ETF. Ms. Freeman heads Etho Capital and its board to shape strategy and execute vision. She also serves on the board of directors of The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF) and is on the Advisory Board of the South Bay Economics Institute (SBEI) at CSU Dominguez Hills. Ms. Freeman’s career in sustainable finance began 15 years ago when she received dual fellowships with the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City and the Clinton Hunter Development Initiative in Kigali, Rwanda. Prior to joining Etho Capital, Ms. Freeman developed innovation-focused thematic portfolios for fintech startup Swell Investing. As senior analyst for the SRI Wealth Management Group at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), she developed proprietary ESG and impact research and mission-related investment solutions for institutional, foundation, and endowment portfolios representing US$2 billion in assets. Ms. Freeman has served as an adjunct professor of political science and economics at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC), and coordinated country-specific research to support asylum cases for the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) at UC Hastings College of the Law. Ms. Freeman holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in Global & International Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.