Agents of Impact | March 1, 2019

Follow the Talent: Agents of Impact Special Report for Mar. 1

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

Hervé Duteil, BNP Paribas. As the French bank’s chief sustainability officer for the Americas, Hervé Duteil is bringing financial chops to corporate social responsibility. The bank helped the World Bank float the first bond for development projects linked to the Sustainable Development Goals. It arranged the $95 million Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility to pay for wildlife-friendly, socially inclusive and climate-sensitive rubber production in two Indonesian provinces. In France, the bank has helped finance more than a dozen social service providers to build their programs and prove their value. In the U.S., BNP has backed social impact bonds supporting families dealing with substance abuse in Connecticut, and veterans in Massachusetts. “We’re in the business of tapping private sector money, of bridging private capital and projects,” Duteil said this week at BNP Paribas’ Impact Capital Forum in New York. “Our primary concern is to see if we can participate in the development of a product that works so that it can really bring that money-flow towards projects in need.” Follow ImpactAlpha on Instagram.

Seize the Opportunity

Luminate is recruiting a principal of investments to lead its Western Europe strategy… Kapor Capital is hiring a principal in Oakland, Calif… Emerson Collective is hiring a director of edtech investing (Ross Jensen is transitioning out of the role)… RSF Social Finance is looking for a senior director of credit… Generation Management seeks a client associate in San Francisco… Maycomb Capital is hiring an analyst for its Community Outcomes Fund… Toniic is recruiting an associate covering its network in Europe and the Middle East… 

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs is looking for an associate director of sustainability and thermal energy in New York… City solutions publication Next City is hiring a senior editor in Philadelphia… The Global Impact Investing Network is hiring a research director in New York… Toniic seeks a director of programming for its U.S. office… Capria’s VentureBasecamp is looking for a business development and partnerships manager in Bangalore… USAID’s Global Development Lab is recruiting a program support specialist in Washington D.C… Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT is hiring a vice president of finance.

Follow the Talent

Drew Tulchin, ex- of Santa Fe-based Meow Wolf, joins SecondMuse as a senior director… Madelyn Antoncic, a former World Banker, takes the helm at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board… Remo Oswald and Daniel Perroudas are co-heads of business development at BlueOrchard… Cornerstone Capital Group was certified as an LGBT Business Enterprise by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Cornerstone’s Erika Karp, formerly head of global sector research at UBS, was one of the first openly gay female brokers on Wall Street.

Apply, Respond, Submit

The Kresge Foundation seeks organizations to manage its community investment guarantee facility… The Social Enterprise Alliance is accepting applications for its Pave a Path scholarships for under-represented startup founders… B Lab seeks contributors for an SDG-focused impact management approach it is developing with the UN Global CompactTransform Finance is seeking applications from worker justice organizations.

Where To Be

Hundreds of global impact leaders are expected in Santiago, Chile November 18-19 for the annual summit of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment. Passes are only $200.

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].