Agents of Impact

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

ImpactAlpha, Sept. 25 – The advantages of women’s participation and leadership in business and society have become conventional wisdom. That’s in no small

Dave Kirkpatrick, SJF Ventures

ImpactAlpha, Sept. 11 – The co-founder and managing director of SJF Ventures still had half of the firm’s $125 million fourth fund when

Andrew Youn, One Acre Fund

ImpactAlpha, Aug. 21 – The goods and services needed to end global poverty are proven and well known, says Andrew Youn, founder and

MacKenzie Scott, author and philanthropist

ImpactAlpha, July 31 – Call it “best practices for billionaires.” As her ex-husband, Jeff Bezos, and three other tech billionaires prepared to face Congressional

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson, CapEQ

ImpactAlpha, June 26 – America is undervaluing her assets. Tynesia Boyea-Robinson is helping reprice them. Black-owned businesses are pathways to wealth and jobs

Aurora James, Brother Vellies

ImpactAlpha, June 19 – Aurora James wasn’t satisfied with corporate statements of solidarity for Black lives after street protests over the killing of

Helen Adeosun, CareAcademy

ImpactAlpha, June 12 – When the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic, Helen Adeosun knew it would hit seniors

Agents of Justice are agents of impact

ImpactAlpha, June 5 – Trauma and fatigue and frustration and grief and anger in the Black community poured into the streets this week.

Sarah Kearney, Prime Coalition

ImpactAlpha, May 29 – Venture capital seems optimized to fund Instagram, not impact. Rather than bemoan the capital gap, Sarah Kearney bulldozed through

Dana Bezerra, Heron Foundation

ImpactAlpha, May 15 – There was a let-down inside the Heron Foundation when it reached its goal, ahead of schedule, of investing 100% of

John Goldstein, Goldman Sachs

ImpactAlpha, Apr. 24 – Goldman Sachs is among the many financial institutions trying to get out ahead of the COVID crisis with ‘social

Darrin Williams, Southern Bancorp

Since the U.S. government’s $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program kicked in a week ago, Williams and his team have processed $42 million in

Essential workers

ImpactAlpha, April 3 – They are the ones who are going to get us through this. Not the bankers and CEOs, hedge fund

Antony Bugg-Levine, Nonprofit Finance Fund

ImpactAlpha, March 27 – When voluntary and then mandatory social distancing shut down businesses and nonprofits in New York, the effects were immediate.

You, yes, all of you

ImpactAlpha, March 20 – As the world reels, you are stepping up in so many ways. Social distancing is becoming social responsibility… is

Frontline healthcare workers

ImpactAlpha, March 13 – Sports leagues can suspend seasons. Tech workers can go remote and schools can shutter classrooms. And politicians can flinch.

Willemijn Verloop, Social Impact Ventures

ImpactAlpha, March 6 – Social Impact Ventures’ €40 million fund was the biggest private impact fund in the Netherlands when it launched in

Ellis Carr, Capital Impact Partners

ImpactAlpha, Feb. 28 – Community development financial institutions, or CDFIs, have been making loans for decades in neighborhoods and sectors where mainstream capital

Martin Muoto, SoLa Impact

ImpactAlpha, Jan. 7 – The Nigerian-born entrepreneur and investor was investing in zones of opportunity before there were Opportunity Zones. Muoto has acquired,

Leila Janah, Samasource, 1982-2020

ImpactAlpha, Jan. 31 – Corporations outsourced. Leila Janah impact sourced. With global companies offshoring digital processes to trim costs and boost shareholder profits, Janah

Samara Hernandez, Chingona Ventures

ImpactAlpha, Jan. 17 – The first hint that Samara Hernandez is not your typical venture capitalist can be gleaned from the name of

(left to right, top) Serena Williams, Rodrigo Villar, Daryn Dodson, Greta Thunberg, Sonia Bashir Kabir, (left to right, bottom) Diane Isenberg, Lucas Turner-Owens, Clara Barby, Jason Spindler, Nipsey Hussle

Celebrate 18 fellow ‘Agents of Impact’ you met on ImpactAlpha

Before Greta Thunberg was TIME’s Person of Year, the young Swedish activist was an ImpactAlpha Agent of Impact for jumpstarting global climate strikes that have put business and political leaders on notice.

Josu Jon Imaz

Josu Jon Imaz, Repsol

ImpactAlpha, Dec. 13 – It was the write-down heard around the world. It was the write-down heard ‘round the world. Spanish energy company Repsol

Mark Campanale, Carbon Tracker Initiative

ImpactAlpha, Dec. 6 – The risk that fossil fuel investments will become ‘stranded assets’ went from fringe thesis to mainstream preoccupation in what must

Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes, Aruwa Capital Management

ImpactAlpha, Nov. 15 – One early deal stands out in Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes’ accomplished but traditional career in finance: Quality Chemicals. The Ugandan pharmaceutical