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CEO and Co-founder
For more than a decade, Tracy has dedicated herself to building a more impactful nonprofit sector by re-imagining the role of the capital markets in enabling social progress. Inspired by her work with its sister organization in the UK, Tracy co-founded Social Finance, Inc. in January 2011. Prior to Social Finance, Tracy was a Managing Director for 11 years at The Parthenon Group where she established and led the Nonprofit Practice and worked with foundations and NGOs to accomplish their missions in the US and globally. She is co-author of Investing for Impact: Case Studies Across Asset Classes, a report that provides an important view on the evolution of the impact investing industry. Prior to Parthenon, Tracy worked at Wellington Management Co. and McKinsey & Co. She is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Facing History and Ourselves, a member of the Board of Overseers at Harvard University and a Director of Affiliated Managers Group (NYSE: AMG). She also serves on the Investment Committee of Milton A
Chief Investment Officer
Brian Trelstad is the Chief Investment Officer of Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. In his role at the Acumen Fund, Brian gives oversight and direction to the fund’s investment portfolio. He also spends time working with the broader social enterprise community to develop metrics and tools to discuss the progression of the field as a whole. Before joining Acumen Fund, Brian worked for McKinsey & Company and was the environmental program officer of President Clinton’s AmeriCorps program.
Tata Consultancy Services
Mr. Ranjit Barthakur, BA. (Economics) serves as an advisor to several Government and Private Enterprises in pursuit of health care services,environmental issues, tourism and social transformation. Mr. Barthakur serves as the Chairman of Global Managed Service India Private Limited (CMS), the Chief Architect of the thoughtprocess of developing the theme of Nature-economics, co-founder of several initiatives, promoting agriculture andNature First and River Journeys and Bungalows of India. Mr. Barthakur has been a Non Executive Independent Director of Mount Everest Mineral Water Ltd. since September 30, 2008. Mr. Barthakur is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in managing and leading companies in a wide range of industries, including FMCG, Telecommunications, Tourism, Technology, outsourcing, and health care. He serves as a Director of Net Decisions India Pvt. Ltd., Agilisys Managed Services India Pvt. Ltd., Agilisys Holdings Limited, Globally Managed Services India Pvt. Ltd
Goldman Environmental Foundation
David Gordon is Executive Director of the Goldman Environmental Foundation, which manages the Goldman Prize, the world’s largest award honoring grassroots environmentalists. The Prize recognizes individuals for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment, often at great personal risk. David has extensive expertise in international grassroots activism. After graduating from Reed College, he joined Pacific Environment in 1992, overseeing millions in grants to environmental protection efforts in Siberia, the Russian Far East, and China. In 2003, he was appointed executive director and grew the organization’s impact to include environmental initiatives in the Arctic, Russia, Alaska, China, and California. He then served in the environment program at the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, where he managed grantmaking to support local communities around the world to sustain healthy ecosystems and biodiversity.
Tensie Whelan, President Rainforest Alliance Tensie has been working in the environmental field for over 25 years; her roles have included vice president of conservation information at the National Audubon Society and executive director of the New York League of Conservation Voters. Tensie has been involved in the Rainforest Alliance since 1990. Tensie serves on the advisory boards of Social Accountability International, Unilever Sustainable Sourcing Advisory Board, and Corporate Eco Forum, and is the co-chair of the steering committee of the Sustainable Food Lab. She has been recognized as one of the "100 most influential People in Business Ethics" by Ethisphere for several years.
Author and Speaker
Gustav Praekelt is the founder of the Africa-based Praekelt Group - a leader in the creation of mobile platforms and services for the majority world. His belief in the power of mobile phones to transform lives inspired him to establish the Praekelt Foundation in 2006 - A social business that develops scalable mobile solutions for social good, whose programmes have reached over 50 million people across 15 countries in Africa. After completing his degree, he co-founded Delapse, one of the first digital interactive studios in Africa and was its Technical Director for 10 years. In 2003, Gustav launched Praekelt Consulting as a consultancy that engineers digital media products delivering content and information to audiences in developing countries.
Global Managing Director of ADP
Accenture Development Partnerships
Gib Bulloch is Founder and Global Managing Director of Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), a corporate social enterprise hosted within Accenture, whose clients include many of the major international NGOs and development agencies. Since 2013, ADP has brought Accenture’s business and technology expertise to the international development sector on a not-for-profit basis and has championed the concept of cross sector convergence. ADP has gained recognition as a pioneering new business model through various prestigious awards and is featured in an INSEAD MBA Teaching Case on social innovation. Gib is a regular blogger and speaker on the role of business in development, cross-sectoral partnerships/convergence and has played a key role in promoting the emerging concept of social intrapreneurship. In 2008, he was named as the Sunday Times sponsored Management Consultant of the Year in the Best Partner/Director category. Gib is a Visiting Fellow at the Doughty Centre for Corporate Re
Waterman Aylsworth - Centers for Creative Entrepreneurship
Ron Schultz is co-founder of Waterman Aylsworth and the Centers for Creative Entrepreneurship. He is also the founder and President of Entrepreneurs4Change, working with green and social businesses, veterans, and marginalized communities. His most recent book – Creating Good Work – The World’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs Show How to Build a Healthy Economy was released by Palgrave Macmillan in February, 2013. He has written or co-written and had published 22 previous books including: Coherence in the Midst of Complexity, written with Hugo Letiche and Michael Lissack, published by Palgrave-Macmillan in January, 2012; Adjacent Opportunities – Sparking Emergent Social Action (Emergent Publications, Impact Books, 2010) The Mindful Corporation: Liberating the Human Spirit at Work, (with Paul Nakai) (Leadership Press, 2000); and Open Boundaries: Creating Business Innovation through Complexity, (with Howard Sherman) (Perseus Books, 1998).
Global Vice President Social Impact
Ms Manubens is Global Vice President for Social Impact at Unilever, and is responsible for leading the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights at Unilever. Ms Manubens also leads the development of the livelihoods pillar of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, with a special focus on women’s and economic inclusion and workers throughout the value chain. Prior to joining Unilever, Ms Manubens was Corporate Social Responsibility Officer at PVH Corp, overseeing its global CSR programme. Ms Maubens established PVH Human Rights programme in the early 1990s. Ms Manubens is Chair of the Board of Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP), participates in the Fair Labor Association, a tripartite initiative to eradicate sweatshops established by President Clinton. She is also a member of the Women’s Foreign Policy Group in Washington, DC.
Author and Speaker
Former United Nations Secretary-General
Chairman, Kofi Annan Foundation, Chair, the Elders
Kofi A. Annan was the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, serving two terms from 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2006, and was the first to emerge from the ranks of United Nations staff. In 2001, Kofi Annan and the United Nations were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2007, Kofi Annan established the Kofi Annan Foundation to promote better global governance and strengthen the capacities of people and countries to achieve a fairer and more secure world. In addition, Mr. Annan is Chair of the Elders.