Portfolio: Saturday

Kelly Clark

Kelly Clark

Kelly Clark is the director of the Finance Dialogue. In this capacity she works with investors, financial experts, NGOs, and philanthropists to determine and deliver the Finance Dialogue’s strategy.   Previously, Kelly spent 10 years as a banker in the US, London, and Hong Kong, culminating in her role as the head of South East Asian Private Banking for UBS out of Hong Kong.

Julian Cottee

Julian Cottee

Julian’s mission is to strengthen and expand the research activities of the Skoll Centre, to disseminate research findings to generate maximum impact, and to help researchers and social entrepreneurs to actively connect and collaborate to address global social and environmental challenges.  Julian has previously been a researcher at the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute and consultant with 3Keel, an advisory firm specialised in responsible business and resilient natural resource supply chains. Julian was co-founder and retail director at community-owned social enterprise Cultivate, and co-founder of Good Food Oxford, the city’s sustainable food network.


www.skollcentre.org

Dinah McLeod

Dinah McLeod

Dinah McLeod is director of the B Team’s 100% Human at Work initiative. She joined the B Team from the Business and Sustainable Development Commission; previous roles include director of strategic development at ODI as well as a number of senior sustainability roles in the private sector, including with BT, Novartis, and Allianz. Dinah was also a policy advisor at the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit.

Dinah began her career at the World Bank, where she worked on community-based financing and infrastructure projects for marginalised and vulnerable groups. A British-Canadian national, Dinah holds a Master’s degree from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, as well as a BA (Hons) from Columbia University.

David Pitt Watson

David Pitt-Watson

David Pitt-Watson is a leading thinker and practitioner in the field of responsible investment. He built and led the responsible investment activity at Hermes Fund Managers, the largest of any institutional investor in the world.  He is author of “What They Do with Your Money”, described as “a clear and persuasive analysis of what is wrong with the financial system”.   He is a non-executive at KPMG, and is treasurer of Oxfam.

 

Catherine Howarth

Catherine Howarth

Catherine joined ShareAction as chief executive in 2008. ShareAction coordinates civil society activism to promote responsible investment across Europe. She is a board member of the Scott Trust, owner of The Guardian, serving on the Scott Trust’s investment committee. She was a member nominated trustee of The Pensions Trust for five years until spring 2013. Catherine was recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2014.


www.shareaction.org

Anja Meinhardt

Anja Meinhardt

Anja is Justice in Motion’s artistic director. She founded the company in 2013, combining her passion for social justice with her skills in the performing arts. Anja trained in Germany, Austria, and subsequently in England – with David Glass, Amit Lahav, and The Hofesh Shechter Company, among others. Her practice includes physical theatre, contemporary dance, capoeira, and aerial circus.  Anja also works as a movement director, independent performer, and teacher both in the UK and internationally, and has recently joined the David Glass Ensemble as an Associate Trainer. Justice in Motion is an Evolve company at the Oxford Playhouse and is in part supported by Arts Council England.

www.justiceinmotion.co.uk

Amaf Yousef

Amaf Yousef

Amaf is a development coordinator at Rethink Rebuild Society in Manchester, UK. He works on developing partnerships to support Syrian refugees in the UK through civil society initiatives that address language, volunteering, mentoring, economic activities, and community activism for policy changes.  In addition to his participation in multiple panels as an expert on refugee experiences and empowerment, he constantly coordinates the efforts of local councils, support groups, national organisations, and public authorities.  Amaf’s past experiences include working with national/international organisations and the private sector, in addition to researching business and human rights issues with Alliance Manchester Business School.

Karim Harji

Karim Harji

Karim Harji is a co-founder and director at Purpose Capital, an impact investment advisory firm. He brings extensive experience as a consultant, evaluator, and educator in social finance and social enterprise. He was previously an advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation’s Evaluation Office on social impact measurement, and a member of the Impact Measurement Working Group of the G8 Social Impact Investment Task Force. He is a DPhil candidate at Kellogg College at the University of Oxford, with a focus on social impact measurement for impact investing.


www.purposecap.com

Kresse Wesling MBE

Kresse Wesling

Kresse Wesling, MBE, is a multi-award winning environmental entrepreneur and Young Global Leader with a background in venture capital and significant start-up experience. After first meeting with the London Fire Brigade in 2005, Kresse launched Elvis & Kresse, which turns industrial waste into innovative lifestyle products and returns 50% of profits to charities related to the waste. Elvis & Kresse’s first line is made from decommissioned fire hose, and 50% of the profits from this line are donated to the Fire Fighters Charity. The company now collects 12 different waste streams and has several charitable partnerships.


www.elvisandkresse.com