Adam Kent

Board Member

Adam Kent is a Senior Advisor at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an international environmental nonprofit devoted safeguarding the earth – its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. Adam works at the intersection of finance and climate, with a particular focus on the role housing, energy, and community development finance play in creating a more equitable and environmentally sustainable economy. Prior to NRDC, Adam was the deputy director in the Washington, D.C., office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a community development financial institution. During his time there, he financed over 1,500 affordable homes for lower-income families and helped to grow LISC’s solar financing. In addition, he developed and led LISC’s Elevating Equity Initiative, a $100 million effort devoted to fostering equitable and inclusive development in the neighborhoods surrounding the 11th Street Bridge Park. Prior to LISC, Adam worked as a high school math teacher in the D.C. public schools system and as a researcher at the Urban Institute. Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Macalester College, a master’s degree in teaching from American University, and a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton University.