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John Bernstein

TNC Global Board Member, Investment Committee Chairman and Partner, Generation Investment Management

London, England

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John Bernstein TNC Board Member and Partner, Generation Investment Management. © Courtesy John Bernstein


Sustainable investment, private equity, growth equity

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October 2020 - October 2029

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John Bernstein is a partner of Generation Investment Management, the sustainable investment firm that has played a pioneering role in the development of sustainable and environmental, social and governance investing since its founding in 2004. Within this role, John is co-head of the long-term sustainable private equity business.

From 2008 to 2017, John was head of General Atlantic (GA) in Europe, Middle East and Africa. He was also on the global investment committee and executive committee. Before joining GA, John served as a partner at Advent International, where he led the European telecom and technology investment practice.

John is on the boards of FNZ, Howden Insurance and The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Global Board and serves as chairman of TNC’s Investment Committee. He is a board member of the NamibRand and ProNamib Nature Reserves in Namibia and was actively involved in the establishment of ProNamib as a new nature reserve in Namibia. John previously served as chair on TNC’s Africa Council. John holds an MA in economics and law from Downing College, Cambridge University, and is qualified as a barrister.

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