James Socas

Climate Investments Platform
New York

James Socas joined Investcorp in 2023. He leads the Investcorp Climate Solutions (ICS) business, which brings Investcorp’s combination of capital, business-building services, international networks and investment experience to the leading companies addressing decarbonization and the impacts of climate change.

Prior to Investcorp, James was a Managing Director at Blackstone, where he made and managed investments in the global technology industries. Prior to joining Blackstone, he was co-managing partner of a boutique growth equity firm and earlier served as a Managing Director with Credit Suisse First Boston and investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. James began his career as an analyst at Goldman Sachs. His operational experience includes serving as head of corporate development and a member of the global leadership team of Symantec, and he has served on multiple company boards of directors.

James also serves as a board member of Island Press, the leading not-for-profit publisher on sustainability and the environment and is a member of the Woodwell Climate Research Center’s President’s Council; he has also served on the boards of the Potomac School, the University of Virginia Alumni Association, and the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Board of Corrections.

James holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A from the Harvard Business School.