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Alumni Engagement

Impact Investing Interest Group

Launched in the Spring of 2017 as part Alumni's for Impact's programming, the group focuses on facilitating connections and sharing ideas amongst alumni interested in impact investing through regular webinars, live gatherings, and a LinkedIn group.

Find other impact investing alumni with the Finance-Impact Investing tag, and don't forget to update your alumni profile to include the tag!

Our alumni-student mentoring program is up and running! More and more students at HBS are interested in pursuing careers in impact investing and they'd love your advice.

Events

Annual HBS Alumni Reception at SOCAP

Each fall at the SOCAP annual conference, members of the Impact Investing Alumni Interest Group gather for a special session together to make and renew connections and share experiences. Stay tuned for information about next year's gathering.

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Ways to Engage

Host a Local Meet-Up (PDF)

We are looking for members interested in hosting informal gatherings in the following areas: Boston, New York, Northern California, Washington, DC. If you are interested in hosting a meet-up, please read more about the protocols here (pdf).

Lead a Conference Call (PDF)

Members of the group can volunteer to lead a conference call for up to 10 fellow alumni, allowing a small group to connect and engage on a specific topic of interest in impact investing. If you are interested in leading a conference call, please read more about the protocols here (pdf).

Steering Committee

Mark Kahn

Co-Chair | MBA 2006

Mark Kahn is a Founding Partner of Omnivore, an impact venture fund that invests in Indian startups developing breakthrough technologies for food, agriculture, and the rural economy.

Jeramy Lund

Co-Chair | MBA 2001

Jeramy is Managing Director, Impact Investing at Sorenson Impact Center.

Joann Chen

MBA 2016

Vice President, Bain Double Impact

Christy Chin

MBA 1998

Managing Partner, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Maya Chorengel

MBA 1997

Partner, The Rise Fund at TPG Growth

Smitha Das

MBA 2018

Principal, Impact Investing, WES Mariam Assefa Fund

Sasha Dichter

MBA 2002

Chief Innovation Officer, Acumen

Yael Gilboa

MBA 2017

Chief of Staff, Head of Finance and Operations, Grove

Julie Hammerman

MBA 2003

Executive Director, JLens Investor Network

Stephen Johnston

MBA 2002

Co-Founder, Aging 2.0

Kate Kohler

MBA 2006

Principal, Korn/Ferry

En Lee

AMP 193 2017

Partner, LGT Impact

Elizabeth Lewis

MBA 2006

Managing Director of ESG, Blackstone Group

Kate Loose

MBA 2017

Network Manager, Capria

Debbie McCoy

MBA 2003

Managing Director, BlackRock

Tracy Palandjian

MBA 1997

CEO and Co-Founder, Social Finance

Fran Seegull

MBA 1998

Executive Director, U.S. Impact Investing Alliance

Karen Wilson

MBA 1991

Private Sector Finance, Development Co-Operation Directorate, OECD

We are critically examining questions such as: What is the purpose of impact investing? What return profiles are realistic? Does impact investing actually create social value?