Impact angel investor, partner 2015 Tony Robbins Platinum Partner and vocational Dharma & Integral human development enthusiast, Derek a partner at TCP Latam, where he is launching a fund to pioneer the "Green Recap", a new model of transforming traditional companies by bringing capital, sustainable technologies and conscious leadership, seeking to create "the most profitable & sustainable companies of the future", capable of fostering "an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet."
He is an investor in Impact Republic, Welight, Nuttzo, several Fintech startups and recently co-founded Integral Foundation, focused on promoting philanthropy and Integral human development of social entrepreneurs. In 2002 he left his Associate position at JP Morgan in NY to launch a Brazilian impact fund focused on clean energy SMEs. Derek also invested in a rural energy co that pioneered the use of PV to bring clean drinking water to over 200 indigenous communities, as other clean energy enterprises. He is on the fiscal board for Associação Dobem, has led symposiums for the Pachamama Alliance in Brazil, raised money for permaculture NGO Agencia Mandalla, worked with Aga Khan Foundation in Mozambique and is presently actively engaged at a local ashram.