Lee Coker, Principal

Prior to launching Fourth Factor Advisors, Lee was a Manager in the Corporate Partnerships Program at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), a leading national nonprofit organization.  Lee managed EDF's Green Returns initiative with KKR, The Carlyle Group, Oak Hill Capital Partners and other leaders in the private equity sector to identify opportunities to reduce environmental impacts and build more valuable, competitive companies.  He also led the creation, development and communications surrounding EDF’s ESG Management Tool for the private equity sector.  Lee’s appointment to EDF was through the Geballe Fellowship, a two-year competitive program designed to train rising business leaders in EDF's approach to achieving environmental solutions with business benefits.

Prior to joining EDF, Lee worked with Walmart’s business strategy and sustainability team, and also led consulting engagements with Investors’ Circle, Ford Foundation and HIP Investor.

He has served as a guest lecturer to several M.B.A. programs, including the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Presidio Graduate School and Bard College.  His work has been featured in Private Equity International, Mergers and Acquisitions, Pensions and Investments, and Environmental Finance. 

Lee holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Alabama and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina.