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Follow the Talent: Agents of Impact Special Report for Nov. 9



Greetings, ImpactAlpha readers!

“Follow the talent” is one of our mantras as ImpactAlpha covers the daily beat of impact investing. Smart, passionate Agents of Impact are driving change within their organizations and across financial markets. You might call such people a collection of leading indicators.

Now, we’re rounding up our daily Follow the Talent section and our weekly Agent of Impact in a special report. Meet one very special agent and catch up with talent on the move, career opportunities and the places to be. Please send your own job moves, new opportunities and event announcements to editor@impactalpha.com (or simply reply to this email). Help the growing ImpactAlpha community follow your talent.  

– Dennis Price, editorial director

Agent of the Week

Agent of Impact: Yuliya Tarasava. The native of Belarus spent a decade on Wall Street developing investment solutions and wealth management frameworks before co-founding CNote in Oakland, Calif., with a novel approach to community capital-raising. CNote’s no-minimum, no-fee savings product lets retail investors put their capital to work through community development finance institutions that make loans for small businesses, affordable housing, health clinics and charter schools in underserved communities. Says Tarasava: “It’s not just giving an opportunity to invest, but to think differently about your money and where it sleeps at night.” The Y Combinator-backed company is on a roll: In little more than a year, CNote’s account holders have invested $18 million. Subsequent loans have supported more than 280 businesses – half minority-led and more than a third led by women – and helped create or maintain 1,400 jobs. “All the dollars go to work to make our communities safer, healthier and better place to live for all of us,” Tarasava says. Follow ImpactAlpha on Instagram.

  • Go deeper: ImpactAlpha snagged CNote’s Yulia Tarasava for a video chat at the GIIN Investor Forum in in Paris.

Seize the Opportunity

Nesta is looking for an interim investment director in London… The United Nations Development Programme is hiring an SDG impact management specialist… The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is hiring a head of artificial intelligence and machine learning… Bridges Fund Management is hiring an associate on its social sector funds team… Renewal Funds seeks a director of finance in Vancouver.

Follow the Talent

Mary Pang is the new global head of private client practice at Cambridge Associates… Chris Toy joins Tribe Impact Capital as a wealth manager.

Where to be

Register now for “Putting the ‘Activist’ in Shareholder Activism,” a Transform Finance webinar on Thursday, Nov. 15… The Global Impact Investing Network and Orrick are hosting a workshop on clean energy access investment products on Nov. 14 in New York.

Get Smarter

Earn an executive certificate in impact investing with this three-day course taught by Dennis Lanham and John Kohler at the Silicon Valley Executive Center at Santa Clara University.

That’s a wrap! Please send your own job moves, new opportunities and event announcements to editor@impactalpha.comHelp the growing ImpactAlpha community follow your talent.  

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