Jeffrey Mendelsohn

Jeffrey Mendelsohn

Wealth Innovation Fellow, Financial Security Program

Jeffrey Mendelsohn is a Wealth Innovation Fellow with the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program.

Over the last three decades, Jeff Mendelsohn has been an entrepreneur, advisor, and investor in social enterprises, aligning business with positive social and environmental outcomes.

Jeff is the Founder of LocalCode, a regenerative development platform working in urban communities that have long been subjected to profound structural inequities. LocalCode helps local leaders take on the largest mixed-use real estate developments in their communities, with local ownership built into the business model so the developments build long-term community wealth and well-being. Prior to LocalCode, he co-founded Green Valley Farm + Mill, a 172-acre land stewardship project in Sonoma County, with regenerative farming, forestry, and riparian zone management integrated with a residential community and event center.

Jeff received national recognition for his leadership role at New Leaf Paper, which launched the first 100% recycled papers across many product categories. When the Canadian Harry Potter books were printed on New Leaf EcoBook100, the company’s impact went global.

Jeff helped the B Lab founders launch the B Corporation movement, signing the B Corporation Declaration of Interdependence and making New Leaf Paper a Founding B Corporation.

Jeff is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a Forbes Top 30 Social Entrepreneur.