Michael Newton is a Principal within Nike’s Sustainable Business and Innovation (SB&I) Lab, a strategic investment program enabling and accelerating Nike’s growth through sustainability. Prior to joining Nike Inc, Michael spent his career in the financial services space, primarily as a private equity investor in New York. He worked at T.H. Lee Putnam Ventures, a $1.1bn fund focused on technology-enabled services investments. Michael then helped found Kubera Partners, a publicly-traded investment firm focused on cross-border investments between India, the United States and Western Europe. He has also worked on a number of sustainability focused startups. Michael received his bachelors degree with honors from Dartmouth College. He graduated from Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar with high distinction.