Agents of Impact | May 3, 2019

Follow the Talent: Agents of Impact Special Report for May. 3

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

Seize the Opportunity

New Ventures is looking for a CEO for Viwala, its working-capital loan facility (see, “New Ventures is accelerating impact entrepreneurs in Mexico and Latin America)… The Global Development Incubator and the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance seek a Nairobi-based director for Stawi Africa, a capital-raising platform for inclusive agribuinesses in East Africa… OpenInvest is hiring an account executive… The IKEA Foundation is recruiting monitoring and evaluation managers in Leiden, Holland… The Wharton Social Impact Initiative is looking for an impact investing research intern… California Clean Energy Fund rebrands as New Energy Nexus, and has openings in Oakland, Bangkok, Manila, and Jakarta.

Capria is hiring a manager of business operations in Seattle… Social Finance UK is looking for manager for its advisory and digital labs teams in London… The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator is hiring a startup programs coordinator in L.A.… Ocean Unite is looking for an outreach and engagement specialist for the Caribbean… MNF Global is hiring a social impact corporate lawyer in San Francisco… Goodwell Investments is recruiting an investment associate in Cape Town… New York edtech company Kinvolved is looking for a sales operations and marketing associate… New Media Ventures seeks an operations associate in Oakland.

Follow the Talent

Kiva co-founder Jessica Jackley joins Aspiration as the company’s new chief impact officer (see, “Aspiration raises $47 million for ‘conscious banking’)… Jennifer Grancio, who helped launch iShares ETFs, joins the advisory board of sustainable investment firm Ethic… Mortar’s Derrick Braziel‏ is an Obama Foundation fellow (see, “Breaking down barriers for Cincinnati’s entrepreneurs of color”)Jason Henning, ex- of Global Partnerships, joins Illumen Capital as senior vice president of investor relations.

Where to Be

Impact Investing Stammtisch Berlin convenes “Blockchain in impact investing,” in Berlin May 7… Octopus Investments’ Nita Colaco, Paul Crewe of Anthesis and Annona’s Ashley King-Bischof are on the agenda at C5 Accelerate’s ‘tech for change’ Impact Investing Summit, May 7 in London… Renewal Funds’ Joel Solomon, Esther Park of Cienega Capital, Betsy Moszeter of Green Alpha Advisors and others join the Net Impact chapter at the University of Oregon for an Impact Investing Forum in Eugene, May 9.

Get Smarter

Roots of Impact hosts a roundtable on impact-linked finance May 6 (see, “Impact-linked financial rewards help high-impact companies attract growth capital)… Resilience Capital Ventures’ Gillian Marcelle, Ford Foundation’s Christine Looney, Angela Matheny of Colonial Consulting, Nathalie Molina Niño of Brava Investments and Impact Shares’ Ethan Powell are “Tackling racial bias and marginalization through impact investing,” in an Impact Entrepreneur webinar May 9.

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].