Healthy Planet Partners believe that business and environmental stewardship should go hand in hand. We understand that today’s ecological realities entail a need to change business as usual particularly in the power sector. Growing public awareness has created a demand for products and services that can replace the outdated business model of the centralized power utility. Our team of professionals exists to meet this challenge. Together, we have extensive experience in finance, renewable energy, and the building operations industries. Our expertise, contacts, and deep dedication to the cause allow us to be leaders in the field of renewable energy solutions.
Mike enjoyed a successful 15 year career as goalie for the New York Rangers, where he was a three time NHL All-Star and, in 1994, led the New York Rangers to their first Stanley Cup Championship in 54 years. Mr. Richter also represented the United States in numerous international competitions including three Olympic teams, earning World Cup Gold in 1996 – where he was named tournament MVP – and an Olympic Silver Medal in 2002. Mike’s team jersey was retired by the New York Rangers and now hangs in Madison Square Garden. Mike is a founding partner at Environmental Capital Partners, a $100 Million Private Equity Fund focusing on resource efficiency. Mr. Richter currently serves on the Board of Directors for Riverkeeper, the Board of Trustees for the Adirondack Nature Conservancy, and serves as a member of the National Advisory Council for the Sierra Club. He recently began collaborating with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in their effort to bring the best ecological practices to the sports industry. He also launched Athletes for a Healthy Planet, an organization dedicated to fostering an understanding of the connections between environmental issues, human health, economy, social justice, and well-being. He helped create the Aspen Institute’s Sport and Society Program dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of athletic participation in society, as well as the NHL Ambassador to Beyond Sport, an NGO chaired by Tony Blair, whose mission is to use the power of sport to promote social change. He is a member of the 2010 class of Aspen Institute Catto Environmental Fellows. After retiring from the NHL, Mr. Richter enrolled in Yale University and received his degree in Ethics, Politics, and Economics with a concentration in Environmental Policy.