Peter Knight is a Founding Partner of Generation Investment Management, which focuses on sustainable investing strategies in public and private markets. Until his retirement in 2017, Knight oversaw Generation’s U.S. business and played a vital role in establishing its position as a global sustainable investing leader with assets under management totalling more than $20 billion. Prior to Generation, Peter was a Managing Director of Met West Financial, an LA based asset management company. Mr. Knight started his career at the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice. From 1977 to 1989, he served as the Chief of Staff to Representative and later Senator Al Gore. He has also served in senior positions on four Presidential campaigns including serving as the Campaign Manager for President Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign.
Mr. Knight has extensive board experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. He has served on six public company Boards and currently serves on the Fund Boards of Generation Investment Management and the Board of bioAffinity. He also serves as Chair of the Climate Museum, the World Resources Institute’s Global Leadership Board and the Board of the Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters, one of the nation’s newest National Monuments.
Peter holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law School and a B.A. from Cornell University.