Alex Linkow

Senior Associate, Impact Investment CLF Massachusetts

Alex Linkow is the Senior Associate of Impact Investment at Conservation Law Foundation. In this role, Alex works with the CLF Ventures team and its partners to grow thriving New England communities by developing and deploying market-based solutions to address the region’s social and environmental challenges, with a specific focus on creating impact investment approaches.

Prior to joining CLF, Alex managed Fair Food Network’s Fair Food Fund, which provides financing and business assistance to good food enterprises growing community health and wealth in the Northeastern US. Since 2013, the Fair Food Fund has provided over $3.7 million of financing and business assistance to more than eighty good food enterprises across nine states. With support from the Fair Food Fund, these enterprises have supported more than 1300 farms, created over 155 jobs, and purchased nearly $28 million of local food. From 2008 to 2011, as a graduate student in the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute MBA/MS program, Alex focused on sustainable food systems, social entrepreneurship, and marketing strategy. Before joining the Erb program, he spent four years managing marketing communications at Clivus Multrum, a leading manufacturer of composting toilet systems based in Lawrence, MA.

Alex also serves on the Advisory Board of Fresh Food Generation, a Dorchester, MA-based catering, café, and food truck business serving delicious locally sourced food and improving healthy food access in Greater Boston. In his free time, Alex can often be found in the backyard grilling, talking with his wife, and trying to keep up with their two young children.

Recent Posts

It’s Time to Ditch Dirty Bus Fleets – The Future is Clean and Electric
When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that vaccinated people could walk outside safely without masks, I grabbed my shoes and hit the sidewalk. But my nose was not quite prepared for the dirty air that awaited it. Dust and pollen itched and tickled. Humidity clogged thick in my nostrils, or dry air…
6 Picks for a Perfect Fall Picnic on Boston Harbor
When you think of fall in New England, apple picking and leaf peeping probably come to mind. But this year, we’re encouraging Bostonians to add a new tradition to your autumnal slate: a picnic on Boston Harbor. Here’s why. Boston’s waterfront belongs to us all (that public right is even codified into law). But the…
6 Ways to Make Vermont’s Climate Action Plan Better
We first published a version of this blog in June of 2021. Transformational. Game-changing. Equitable. When Vermont unveils its Climate Action Plan in December, let’s make sure those are the words used to describe it – because there’s a lot resting on the outcome. The climate crisis is already here. The summer of 2021 brought…
Big Gas Doesn’t Want You To Know The Truth About Kitchen Stoves
Turning on a gas stove is so familiar that those of us who use one barely have to think about it. It’s muscle memory: Push the knob in, wait for the faint hiss of gas and the “click click click click” until the flame ignites. But do you know where the gas comes from? And…
Our Explainer on What Just Happened on the Boston Waterfront
In early April, a Massachusetts Superior Court judge threw out a 2018 state plan intended to guide development along a section of Boston’s waterfront that stretches from Long Wharf to the old Northern Avenue Bridge. The process that led to that Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan violated decades-old laws governing the city’s waterfront – including…


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