Agents of Impact | April 26, 2019

Follow the Talent: Agents of Impact Special Report for Apr. 26

Dennis Price
ImpactAlpha Editor

Dennis Price

Greetings, Agents of Impact!

Welcome to ImpactAlpha’s weekly “follow the talent” roundup of impact investing career moves, job openings, events and opportunities. Help the growing ImpactAlpha community follow your talent: Send job moves, mandates, event announcements and other news to [email protected].

– Dennis Price, editorial director

Agent of Impact

Serena Williams, athlete, entrepreneur and investor. The 23-time Grand Slam champion and four-time Olympic gold medalist has shined in the spotlight. Now the 37-year-old tennis champ and entrepreneur is using her capital and connections to highlight startup founders that “embrace diverse leadership, individual empowerment, creativity and opportunity.” Through Serena Ventures, Williams has backed more than 30 diverse-led and mission-driven startups. Williams recently invested in Bumble’s new fund to invest in women founders of color. “I found out that women get less than 2% of funds raised by venture capitalists,” Williams told AdWeek, and women of color get a small fraction of that. The Compton-born Williams is among a growing number of high-profile athletes, artists and celebrities using their wealth to invest in the people, places and issues they care about. “What is important to me is to be at the forefront of the change,” says Williams, “and to make it easier for the next person that comes behind me.” Follow ImpactAlpha on Instagram.

Seize the Opportunity

Partners Group is hiring an ESG and sustainability investment professional in Denver… Kale United is hiring a chief financial officer in Stockholm, Sweden… Terra Alpha Investments seeks a research analyst in Washington D.C…. Illumen Capital is looking for a summer intern in Washington D.C. (see, “Tackling investors’ racial and gender biases to unlock hidden value”)Prudential is hiring a manager of corporate social responsibility…

Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs is recruiting a finance analyst and membership and events coordinator in Washington D.C., and a senior program coordinator in Bangalore… Capria is looking for a Latin America fellow for a six-month stint in Seattle.

Follow the Talent

Mauer Kunst Consulting’s Henry A.J. Ramos is the new board chair at Nonprofit Finance Fund… SVX spins out of the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing in Toronto.

Apply, Respond, Submit

Applications are open for Village Capital’s ‘future of work and learning’ accelerator.

Where to Be

Sponsored: Total Impact Philly is around the corner. Join Good Capital Project, along with ImpactPHL, Wharton Social Impact Initiative, Toniic, Intentional Endowments Network – and ImpactAlpha – for actionable and executable ESG and impact investment opportunities at Total Impact Philadelphia on May 1 and 2. Get a $250 discount with code ImpactAlpha250. Register now.

IFC and EMPEA host the Global Private Equity Conference May 13-16 in Washington D.C…. Pioneers Post and Hatch Enterprise host the Good Deals + Beyond Good Business conference in London May 21… GatherLab’s Transform: Climate, Communities, and Capital, from the founders of SOCAP, is May 22-24 in San Francisco (ImpactAlpha subscribers get a 10% discount with code “NW_ImpactAlpha”)

The SEED conference, which aims to expand the seed stage of the social impact ecosystem, reconvenes in San Francisco, May 20-21. ImpactAlpha subscribers can register with the code “SEEDPromoPartner” for a 30% discount… Visit ImpactAlpha’s events page for special events and discounts.

That’s a wrap! Help the growing ImpactAlpha community follow your talent: Send your own job moves, new opportunities and event announcements to [email protected].