Finance is the mother of all human systems. Where capital flows, momentum occurs. Investors define themselves by the funds in which they place capital. Corporations listen and respond. Change Finance funds enables investors to drive impact, creating an economy in service to life through financial activism.
Change Finance was founded to empower financial activism. We believe that it is imperative to transform capital markets if we are to create the world in which we want to live. At the intersection of Occupy and Wall Street, Change Finance (re)places the values of people and planet beside profit.
Donna brings decades of experience in sustainability, economics, social innovation, clean energy, and ethical wealth management to her role at Change Finance. Prior to Change Finance, she was the CEO of a clean energy company and built a think tank which helped pass the first carbon tax in North America. She is also an Ashoka, Ogunte, and Unreasonable Fellow.
Andrew’s environmental and social justice work began as a pastor, where he started to see the essential interconnection between well-being, health earth systems, and faith. From neighborhood-scale community organizing around sustainability, to an MBA in Sustainable Systems and Finance, to portfolio manager for high-impact, separately managed accounts, Andrew has put impact investing front and center as a tool for change.
As a leader in Fortune 500s, start-ups, non-profits, and governments, Dorrit has built extensive operational experience, including as the COO of a social enterprise accelerator program. Her impact investing experience includes public-market and private-placement investing, field-building, and entrepreneurship. She has won awards for her work on environmental and energy policy at the US Embassy in Beijing, and holds an MBA from NYU Stern.
Hunter is the founder of Natural Capital Solutions and works with companies, countries, and communities to implement profitable strategies for sustainability, including the initial advisory board for Calvert Investments. She is the co-author of “Natural Capitalism,” and has been recognized with the Mitchell Prize, the Right Livelihood Award, and the Lindbergh Award for environment and technology. In 2000, she was named a “Hero for the Planet” by TIME magazine.
We seek to deliver diversified impact investing. We believe divesting from fossil fuels is necessary but not enough. We divest from companies whose business prospers from doing harm to land, air, water, biodiversity, and people. We believe moving money from companies that do harm, enables investors to protect assets against such 21st century risks, as stranded assets, litigation, and loss of social license. Companies that are “bad players” should be avoided. Investors who do this shed risk and open themselves to the profit centers of the future.
So divestment can only be half the story. The other half is to invest in companies who do business the way our future economy needs. We invest in companies that invest in clean technology, take the health and wellbeing of their stakeholders seriously, and put women in leadership. Doing this, we move money from harm to healing, signaling financial markets that it is time for an economy in service to life.
Change Finance meets the growing investor demand for publicly available, impact investment products that you can buy directly from a stock exchange. Our exchange-traded fund (ETF) makes it easy for all people to invest with their values. If you are a financial adviser looking to meet the needs of clients, or a foundation fulfilling your commitment to divest from fossil fuels, Change Finance has built the investment products you need and have been asking for.
Our first product launched Fall of 2017. Watch this page for information on many more.
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