Invest with Impact is a global talent platform for aspiring impact-focused investors, created by impact investors.
We share the belief that finance has the power to work as a catalyst for economic change. We also recognise that millennials and purpose-driven individuals are poised to reshape the economy. To succeed in the impact investing industry it takes more than one skill set. You not only need to understand the fundamentals of investment, but have cross-sector knowledge, community engagement skills and a deep understanding of social and environmental issues.
It requires a new breed of dynamic professionals.
We have collectively mentored, placed, and hired over 100 impact professionals. From this experience we realised that there is a huge opportunity to continue to prepare and guide aspiring impact driven talent to organisations looking for phenomenal individuals. That is why we created Invest with Impact.
Ashley has ten years of experience, of which the past six have been dedicated to investing in and scaling social ventures across Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. She is the Founder of Ongeza Fund, which aims to provide liquidity solutions for social ventures and their investors. Previously, Ashley worked as an Investment Consultant and Early Stage Venture Accelerator Manager with LGT Venture Philanthropy.
Ashley also brings a wealth of knowledge from her previous experiences with the institutional asset management arms of Goldman Sachs and Vanguard as well as consultancies with the World Bank, Durabilis Impact Investors, and within Deloitte’s Social Impact Strategy business. She holds an MBA from HEC Paris and holds social innovation fellowships with the Finance Innovation Lab of London and StartingBloc.
Shuyin is one of the pioneers of impact investing in Southeast Asia and passionate about developing the entrepreneurship sector in the region. She currently leads Unitus Impact's investing activities for Vietnam and the Philippines, identifying and supporting scalable business which improve the livelihoods of the working poor. She has over 8 years of professional experience spanning strategy consulting (Bain & Company), development consulting (TechnoServe) and impact investing (Unitus Impact, LGT Venture Philanthropy), across Australia, India and Southeast Asia.
Shuyin was named one of Australia's "100 Women of Influence" by the Australian Financial Review in 2015 and an Asia 21 Young Leader by the Asia Society in 2016. She graduated summa cum laude from the Australian National University where she was also awarded the University Medal.
Elise most recently worked in asset management at a major commercial solar energy company in Chicago, where she oversaw a 60-megawatt portfolio. Prior to that, Elise served in the United States Peace Corps, where she lived in Togo, West Africa for two years and worked as a development advisor, teaching financial literacy to women. While in Togo, Elise co-founded and co-developed a national conference on women’s wellness and empowerment. She also lived in Udaipur, India, where, under the auspices of the Federation of Sustainable Development, she instructed women in the fundamentals of micro-finance. She has traveled widely throughout Africa, Asia and Europe. Elise holds a degree in Economics from Boston University.