Over the past 25 years Anne Robertson, an environmental philanthropist and entrepreneur, has developed proposals and increasingly effective strategies to obtain revenue for several large non-profits, and socially responsible businesses across the world. Among other duties, she has also chaired major fundraising events for many influential entities, and when combined, has raised well over one million dollars to help their critical efforts.
One of the areas Anne has concentrated her energies, are toxic chemicals and human health, especially the health of our children. Chronic illness and emotional distress among our nation’s youth has increased at an alarming rate during the past 20 years for exposures. In that time, illnesses such as autism, asthma, cancers, learning disabilities, diabetes, depression and obesity have skyrocketed, with no end in sight. Having lost several family members to cancer related illnesses, and witnessing the toll that it takes, Anne clearly understands that if this trend continues, our children face a future that could be seriously compromised. It is this concern that has lead Anne on a journey of discovery and why she has committed her time, resources and talents to unite a coalition of concerned individuals, organizations, businesses and communities to come together for the sake of our children’s future.
During this time, Anne has become a dedicated advocate of environmentally conscious organizations and serves on the board of several national environmental health organizations, including Healthy Child Healthy World and Mt. Sinai's Children's Environmental Health Center. She has also served or serves on the board or advisory board of several other non-profits including Texas Campaign for the Environment, Clean Production Action, the Sustainable Food Center, HealthCode and the Arkansas Fashion Council.
Anne is the Founder of New Conscious Capital, who’s primary business objective is to establish an investment fund that will identify and fund innovative companies that already have, or are developing products that are free of toxic chemicals, are sourced from sustainable materials and are poised for market adoption and proven scalability. For the last 10 years, NCC has developed an extensive network of sustainable business association, investors, investment funds, NGO’s and activists that are aware of, and are focused on bringing sustainable solutions to the marketplace. In addition NCC will also build an innovative thought dealership and advocacy platform that will disseminate and generate original content.
Anne is the great-granddaughter of Richard S. Reynolds, the founder of The Reynolds Metals Corporation and the great, great-grand niece of RJ Reynolds Tobacco. This upbringing has provided a very unique perspective on the power big business can yield in the marketplace. While there are many fantastic examples of corporations being good stewards, she has discovered there is a dark side to companies that operate with impunity toward the health and well being of the planet and she is dedicated to finding a new, better way for business to operate within the innovative bridge of NCC and her other ventures today, and into the future.