Agents of Impact | May 17, 2019

Follow the Talent: Agents of Impact Special Report for May. 17

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

Agents of Impact

Kelly McCarthy, Global Impact Investing Network. Back when evaluating impact was still an afterthought, Kelly McCarthy, a director at the GIIN, was recruiting agents of impact measurement inside the world’s asset owners and managers. As capital markets come to value social and environmental impact, they have a measurement and management infrastructure built by McCarthy and other underappreciated pioneers. McCarthy led efforts to develop IRIS+, “perhaps the most important public good in impact investing,” according to Tideline’s Ben Thornley. After nearly a decade of stockpiling metrics and best practices and seeking consensus and input from hundreds of experts and investors, McCarthy has the chops to say, “These are the five or 10 things you should be looking at if you want to drive results.” Follow ImpactAlpha on Instagram. 

Seize the Opportunity

Opportunity Finance Network seeks a vice president of programs in Washington DC… World Benchmarking Alliance is hiring a research analyst… Spero Ventures is looking for a venture capital associate in Redwood City… New Island Capital Management is recruiting a real assets/real estate associate in San Francisco Carbon Brief is offering a two-week summer journalism internship in London… Northern Illinois University is hiring a director for its Center for Entrepreneurship & Social Impact…

Global Reporting Initiative launches a global search for new members for its five decision-making and advisory bodies… Flourish Ventures, funded by Pam and Pierre Omidyar, seeks a senior investment analyst in Washington DC… Green infrastructure firm Greenprint Partners seeks a director of finance and operations and an outreach coordinator in Chicago… OpenInvest is hiring a senior engineer and other roles in San Francisco.

Follow the Talent

Aleem Remtula, Bogdan Tatarchevskiy, Courtland Walker and Odette Tolliver become partners at Developing World Markets. Edward Marshall is the investment firm’s new managing partner… The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s Jean Rogers joins Terra Alpha Investments’ advisory board… A team from the University of Vermont’s Grossman School of Business wins the Total Impact Portfolio Challenge.

Impact Watch

Techstars Impact’s impact report shows its 44 investments have created more than 500 jobs and impacted 3.7 million people since 2018.

Apply, Respond, Submit

Pitch AgriHack is accepting applications from agriculture entrepreneurs in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific developing information, communications and technology applications… The Green Alley Award is inviting European startups with circular-economy, recycling and other solutions to reduce waste… MIT’s Climate CoLab is looking for solutions to restore degraded landscapes in Least Developed Countries… Porsche is looking for ideas for sustainable mobility.

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].