About

Impact Investing Council

EMPEA's Impact Investing Council is an advisory group that works with the organization to advance impact investing. The Council aims to provide a professional forum for investment managers implementing private equity strategies with impact targets as well as an information resource for institutional investors pursuing market-based solutions to impact investing. 

Watch the video below to hear Council Chair Patricia Dinneen discuss impact investing and the role of EMPEA's Impact Investing Council…

To learn more about impact investing, visit EMPEA's Impact Investing Resource Library »

Patricia M. Dinneen

Senior Advisor

EMPEA

Patricia M. Dinneen has focused on Emerging Markets for most of her 36-year career. She... Read More

Patricia M. Dinneen

Senior Advisor

Patricia M. Dinneen has focused on Emerging Markets for most of her 36-year career. She joined EMPEA in February 2014 as a Senior Advisor and was appointed Chair of the EMPEA Impact Investing Council in 2013, to help professionalize and
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EMPEA

Mike Kubzansky

Vice President of Intellectual Capital

Omidyar Network

Mike is Vice President of Intellectual Capital at Omidyar Network where, as a member of... Read More

Mike Kubzansky

Vice President of Intellectual Capital

Mike is Vice President of Intellectual Capital at Omidyar Network where, as a member of the investment committee, he leads the development of strategy, research, and insight in support of investments in early-stage innovative models of social change. Before joining
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Omidyar Network

Monica Brand

Managing Director, Frontier Investments Group

Quona Capital

Monica Brand is the founding principal director of Accion’s Frontier Investments Group. Monica has spent... Read More

Monica Brand

Managing Director, Frontier Investments Group

Monica Brand is the founding principal director of Accion’s Frontier Investments Group. Monica has spent her career in the financial services and social enterprise sectors, expanding and enhancing the value offered to the majority. Prior to assuming this role, Monica
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Quona Capital

Gil Crawford

Chief Executive Officer

MicroVest

Mr. Crawford is Chief Executive Officer of MicroVest. He is responsible for leading the company’s... Read More

Gil Crawford

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Crawford is Chief Executive Officer of MicroVest. He is responsible for leading the company’s investment operations and strategy since MicroVest’s founding in 2003. As MicroVest’s CEO, he led the launch of MicroVest I, LP, the first commercial private equity
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MicroVest

Arun Gore

President and Chief Executive Officer

Gray Ghost Ventures

Arun Gore as the President and CEO of Gray Ghost Ventures is responsible for portfolio... Read More

Arun Gore

President and Chief Executive Officer

Arun Gore as the President and CEO of Gray Ghost Ventures is responsible for portfolio management and day-to-day operations of the management company Gray Ghost Management & Operations. He also serves as a board member of a number of the
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Gray Ghost Ventures

Gloria Nelund

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

TriLinc Global

Gloria spent 30 years on Wall Street as one of the most successful and visible... Read More

Gloria Nelund

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Gloria spent 30 years on Wall Street as one of the most successful and visible executives in the international investment management industry. After retiring from Deutsche Bank as CEO of their $50 billion North America Private Wealth Management division, she
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TriLinc Global

Marcus Regueira

Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer

FIR Capital

Marcus Regueira is a Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer of FIR Capital, a Brazilian... Read More

Marcus Regueira

Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer

Marcus Regueira is a Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer of FIR Capital, a Brazilian private equity firm, founded 1999, and the General Partner of FIRST, an impact investing growth equity fund with a focus on midcap businesses in education,
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FIR Capital

Jim Roth

Co-founder and Partner

LeapFrog Investments

Dr. Jim Roth co-founded LeapFrog Investments, a profit-with-purpose fund manager which invests in high-growth financial... Read More

Jim Roth

Co-founder and Partner

Dr. Jim Roth co-founded LeapFrog Investments, a profit-with-purpose fund manager which invests in high-growth financial services companies in Africa and Asia. Jim leads LeapFrog’s work in South Asia as well as the firm's Europe office.

Jim is a leading expert in
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LeapFrog Investments

Gabriel Schulze

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Schulze

Mr. Schulze is Founder and Executive Chairman of Schulze Global Investments, an American private equity... Read More

Gabriel Schulze

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Schulze is Founder and Executive Chairman of Schulze Global Investments, an American private equity firm headquartered in Singapore and focused on the world’s most dynamic frontier markets. Under Mr. Schulze’s leadership, Schulze Global has built a unique track record,
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Schulze

Jean-Michel Sereino

CEO

Investisseurs & Partenaires

Jean-Michel Sereino

CEO

Investisseurs & Partenaires

Eytan M. Stibbe

Founding Director

Vital Capital Fund

Mr. Eytan M. Stibbe, Founding Director of Vital Capital Fund, has been involved in investment... Read More

Eytan M. Stibbe

Founding Director

Mr. Eytan M. Stibbe, Founding Director of Vital Capital Fund, has been involved in investment in Africa for the past 26 years. Mr. Stibbe studied Mathematics & Computer Science at Bar Ilan University and completed his Master’s degree in Business
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Vital Capital Fund

Rik Vyverman

Global Head Ventures Equity

responsAbility Investments AG

Role at responsAbility:

  • Heading the Ventures Equity department
  • Responsible for all venture capital/private equity investments in sectors... Read More

Rik Vyverman

Global Head Ventures Equity

Role at responsAbility:

  • Heading the Ventures Equity department
  • Responsible for all venture capital/private equity investments in sectors such as health care, energy, education, sustainable agriculture, etc.

Professional Background:

  • Earned a Master of Science degree in Applied Economics from the Free University of Brussels
  • Gained more
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responsAbility Investments AG

Wolf Witt

Associate Director

Zurich Alternative Asset Management

Wolf Witt is an Associate Director at Zurich Alternative Asset Management (“ZAAM”), the in-house unit... Read More

Wolf Witt

Associate Director

Wolf Witt is an Associate Director at Zurich Alternative Asset Management (“ZAAM”), the in-house unit managing the alternative investments of Zurich Insurance Group. At ZAAM, Wolf is part of the private equity team responsible for primary fund investments, co-investments, and
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Zurich Alternative Asset Management

Adam Wolfensohn

Managing Director and Investment Committee Member

Encourage Capital

Mr. Wolfensohn is a Managing Director of Wolfensohn Fund Management and a member of the... Read More

Adam Wolfensohn

Managing Director and Investment Committee Member

Mr. Wolfensohn is a Managing Director of Wolfensohn Fund Management and a member of the Investment Committee. Wolfensohn Fund Management is an emerging markets oriented investment firm with focus areas in financial inclusion and low carbon energy. Since 2002, he
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Encourage Capital

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Lauren Cochran

Blue Haven Initative

Lauren Cochran

Blue Haven Initative

David Rossow

Gates Foundation

David Rossow

Gates Foundation
EMPEA has served as a useful reference platform for CDPQ by helping to define the eligible universe of fund managers in growth markets. Membership provides background data and a...

Rashad Kaldany | Executive Vice-President and Growth Markets, CDPQ

The developed markets have no equivalent to the role EMPEA is playing as a convener and source of trusted information in the emerging markets.

David Rubenstein | Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group