Free

Aligning values with investments - meaningful ebbf conversations

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Online Event

Event description
The values of money, an opportunity to explore different ways of aligning our values with our investments with Jenna Nicholas.

About this Event

The values of money, aligning values with investments

This session will provide an opportunity to explore different ways of aligning our values with our investments. Jenna Nicholas will share insights from her work in the field of social responsible investing investing into mission oriented businesses and funds. She will also share more about her work with One Planet VC investing in early stage companies in transformative industries based on principles of the Baha’i Faith.

You are invited to join this ebbf dialogue, taking place on Thursday 29th of October at 12:00 Eastern US time.

ABOUT JENNA NICHOLAS

Jenna Nicholas is the Vice President of One Planet VC where she is focused on supporting the development of a fund structure to invest in Series A companies in transformative industries. Jenna is also the CEO of Impact Experience which facilitates convenings that build lasting relationships between investors, philanthropists, innovators, and leaders of marginalized communities — linking vision with action and directing investment to the most vulnerable communities. Impact Experience tackles society's most pressing issues including post-hurricane rebuilding efforts in New Orleans, Houston and Puerto Rico, workforce training programs in former coal economy-driven communities in West Virginia, building capital in people of color and women-run businesses, equitable and inclusive investment processes in Opportunity Zones, and supporting sustainable agriculture practices in rural Georgia. Jenna formerly founded Phoenix Global Impact, a firm that specializes in impact investing, social entrepreneurship and strategic philanthropy. Through her firm, she project managed Divest-Invest Philanthropy, a coalition of foundations, divesting from investments in fossil fuels and reinvesting in new economy solutions. Jenna spoke at TedX Portland about the Divest-Invest work.

Jenna has also worked with the World Bank Treasury on green bonds and other sustainability projects and with Toniic helping to support an impact investing community.  She has worked closely with the Calvert Special Equities team, actively investing in companies and funds in the areas of education technology, financial inclusion, renewable energy and sustainable agriculture. She is an advisor to the Nexus Global Youth Summit and Ethic, an online impact investing platform. Jenna graduated from Stanford University with an International Relations Honors Degree during which time she also read International Development at Oxford University. Jenna is a Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA graduate, is a PD Soros Fellow for New Americans, recipient of the Stanford Social Innovation Fellowship, an Echoing Green Fellow, Forbes 30 under 30 for Social Entrepreneurship and a Summit fellow. Jenna has special links with China and co-taught a course at Tsinghua School of Economics and Management on Business Ethics, Sustainability and Impact Investing. Jenna also co-chairs the Emerging Leaders Council of LISC, a community development finance institution that has invested over $1.5 billion into community development projects. Jenna is the Vice President of Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs, a community of over 1500 entrepreneurs and investors. She is an active member of the Bahá'í Faith.

"I joined One Planet part time in May 2020. I am excited by the diversity of areas of work of the One Planet Group."

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Online Event

Save This Event

Event Saved