Impact’s missing middle…

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Impact’s missing middle…

Impact’s missing middle…

About the speakers
  • Jacqueline van den Ende
    Jacqueline van den Ende
    CEO & Co-founder at Carbon Equity
    Jacqueline van den Ende is co-founder of Amsterdam based climate fintech company Carbon Equity. Carbon Equity seeks to connect next generation capital to the world’s most impactful climate investing opportunities. Jacqueline brings a rather unique perspective as a founder turned investor turned founder, twice over. She worked as private equity investor at HAL investments and more recently as a general partner at Venture Capital fund Peak Capital. She spent the other half of her career to date building and leading companies, including De Kleine Consultant, one of the largest European student-run strategy consultants, Rocket Internet backed online real estate marketplace Lamudi in South East Asia and Ant Financial backed Fintech scale up TrueMoney. Jacqueline is obsessed with the question how we can leverage capital most effectively to mitigate climate change. In addition to her role as founder and CEO of Carbon Equity she serves on the board of the Dutch last mile delivery scale-up Trunkrs. Jacqueline obtained an MSc degree in Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a BA in Social Sciences from University College Utrecht.
  • Jim Roth
    Jim Roth
    Founder & Managing Partner at Zamo Capital
    Jim Roth is an expert in impact investing with an entrepreneurial flair for identifying and developing untapped markets resulting in the creation of Zamo Capital and LeapFrog Investments. Zamo Capital amplifies the social and environmental impact of impact fund managers by driving transformational growth in AUM through long-term strategic advice and hands-on support. Jim previously co-founded LeapFrog Investments a world leading Private Equity Group that was ranked by Fortune in 2017 as one of the top 5 companies changing the world and endorsed by President Bill Clinton: "Leapfrog's team is widely recognised as having opened up a new frontier for alternative investing." He was a member of the Economic Advisory Board of the International Finance Corporation and is a member of the investment committee of the University of Edinburgh Endowment. He has an MA from the University of Manchester and
  • Ryan Cameron
    Ryan Cameron
    Chief Investment Officer at Regenerate Asset Management
    Ryan Cameron is a specialist investor and entrepreneur with expertise in impact private equity investments. Ryan co-founded Regenerate Asset Management, a returns-driven and purpose-led impact investment firm which he manages with Ben Stafford. Regenerate creates innovative impact strategies for the private markets with an initial focus area on natural capital, regenerative agriculture and climate positive agri-technologies. Ryan co-manages the firm’s flagship private equity fund – the Regenerate European Sustainable Agriculture (“RESA”) Fund – focused on transitioning asset-backed farming businesses to regenerative production. As a skilled private markets investor in real asset development, Ryan develops pioneering investment models tailored for our institutional clients. Prior to Regenerate, Ryan was an inaugural member of the private equity team at Impax Asset Management. Ryan originates from Canada and his career spans over 20 years investing in pan-European small scale private equity businesses. He holds a BA in Economics & Political Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
  • Michele Giddens
    Michele Giddens
    co-CEO and co-Founder at Bridges Fund Management
    Michele Giddens OBE co-founded Bridges Fund Management in 2002; she now oversees strategy, client development, talent development, public affairs and impact management as Co-CEO & Partner. She has played a leading role in the growth of the sustainable and impact investing sectors in the UK and worldwide over the past three decades, including in her capacity as adviser to the UK Treasury’s Social Investment Task Force, chair of the UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing, among other roles.

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