Program Officer, Environment, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Marilyn Waite leads the climate and clean energy finance grant portfolio at the Hewlett Foundation, is author of Sustainability at Work: careers that make a difference, and serves on the Board of Directors of The Biomimicry Institute and COI Energy. Marilyn previously led the energy practice at the venture capital firm Village Capital, modeled and forecasted energy solutions to climate change as a senior research fellow at Project Drawdown, and served in a number of roles in nuclear and renewable energy at Orano (formerly AREVA). She holds a Masters Degree with distinction in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, magna cum laude, from Princeton University.
Foundations and major donors are increasingly looking beyond traditional grantmaking and support for nonprofits to strategically deploy their assets in pursuit of impact. One such example is impact investing. What are the best approaches and current efforts worth emulating? What are the challenges and pitfalls of these efforts? This session will explore the notion that every investment has impact and feature a panel with foundation leaders and expert advisors. Sponsored by McKnight Foundation