William Woo is an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University. At Northeastern, he teaches a class in Impact Investing in the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Department and has taught in the Finance Department.

He is currently a Director at Ceres, which works with its members to advance sustainable investment practices, engage with corporate leaders, and advocate for key policy and regulatory solutions to accelerate the transition to a net zero emissions economy. He works in its Investor Network which includes more than 200 institutional investors, managing more than $47 trillion in assets. Woo has also consulted with the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance where he managed a network of asset managers/owners, corporations, and policy experts building consensus of best Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) practices in developing economies. Previously, he helped start up two SBA funds focused on investing in Low-Moderate Income zones and businesses owned/run by women and minorities.

Woo has 25+ years of previous experience in impact investing, M&A transactions, public capital markets, and private equity, His previous work includes roles at Amundi Pioneer Investments ($1.3 trillion AUM) as a Global Senior Analyst on the Portfolio Management teams in US and Europe, and he has worked in the private equity and venture capital industry at Advent International and Patricof & Co Ventures. He has served on several corporate and non-profit boards of directors. He started his career as a Financial Analyst in the M&A/Merchant Banking Department of Oppenheimer & Co. working on targeted acquisitions, divestitures, and fairness opinions.

Woo received his MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and his BA from Columbia University.


  • MBA, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School)
  • BA, Columbia University