Eric Leenson is President of Sol Economics, a firm that builds strong links among socially responsible enterprises throughout the Americas. He has been involved in the fields of socially responsible investing and business for more than 25 years, serving as the CEO of Progressive Asset Management, the first full service brokerage to specialize in SRI. Eric has had a life-long interest in Latin America and co-founded La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley, California, in 1974.
Currently he serves as a strategic advisor to Forum Empresa, based in Santiago, Chile, an organization he co-founded. In addition he is a member of the International Advisory Board of Instituto Ethos of Brazil as well as a liaison between B Corp in the U.S. and the newly formed Sistema B in South America.
A major part of the present work of Sol Economics is involvement in the project Socially Responsible Enterprise and Local Development in Cuba, which seeks to expose Cuban policy makers to the best practices of responsible enterprise in Latin America. Cuba is undergoing an economic transformation emphasizing greater participation of non-state-run enterprises while retaining its commitment to the social achievements of the revolution.