Paul helped found Rights CoLab in 2018. He has served on various non-profit and for-profit boards, including the Archaeological Institute of America, and he was chair of Cinetic Rights Management, a digital media distributor. Prior to his retirement in 2008, he was Executive Vice President of AllianceBernstein L.P. and Chief Investment Officer of Alliance Growth Equities. Paul has also conducted scholarly research on sustainability reporting. He is an Open Society Fellow.