Portfolio: Sunday

Amanda Feldman

Amanda Feldman

Amanda is moving “impact investing” from a trend to a discipline through the Impact Management Project and as director, Impact+ at Bridges Fund Management.

Before joining Bridges, Amanda led research and advisory at Volans on how multinational corporations can transform the way business is done, especially through corporate venturing. She brings experience in youth-led social enterprise and public health policy.

She is a trustee at Future First Global, a mentor for Bethnal Green Ventures, and a member of Sandbox.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Spanish literature from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s of Public Administration from the London School of Economics.

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Nazia Ali

Nazia manages a range of initiatives at the Skoll Centre, aimed at equipping high potential individuals for careers with positive impact. Her mission is to ensure that graduate students who are committed to solving social or environmental problems are equipped to do so through leadership development and exposure to pioneering thinking on contemporary themes.

Prior to joining Skoll, she worked in social entrepreneurship, enterprise development, and strategic partnerships. Nazia created a range of immersive learning programmes for social entrepreneurs and worked with founders to scale and grow high potential social impact organisations. She was involved in developing an ecosystem of social enterprise support with key stakeholders across north east England.

Emily Kasriel

Emily Kasriel is head of editorial partnerships and special projects, BBC World Service, leading the Solutions-Focused Journalism initiative, including a BBC News season on reducing air pollution, soicanbreathe. She’s been a senior adviser to the Skoll Foundation creating partnerships sourcing more diverse awardees and a visiting fellow at the Skoll Centre at Saïd Business School. She set up and ran The Forum, on the World Service after running their Arts and Religion departments, and has reported and produced across five continents. Emily has written for a number of publications and chaired panels at conferences across the world. Emily is also a BBC Executive Coach, and on the board of The Wingate Foundation.

Mara Gleason

Mara Gleason

Mara Gleason is the co-founder of One Solution, an international non-profit dedicated to solving large-scale global issues by illuminating a new understanding of the mind. She is the #1 bestselling author of “One Thought Changes Everything”. Throughout her career, Mara has worked with all walks of life, including MIT-trained physicists, UN directors, US Marines, NHL players, Microsoft managers, prison inmates, the Chicago PD, and youth from South Side Chicago.

Mara graduated with a Master’s degree from Columbia University in 2006 and currently lives between Chicago, New York, and Oslo, Norway.

 

www.onesolutionglobal.org

 

Erik Olsen

Eirik Olsen

Eirik became fascinated by the relationship between the mind and human capability after his experience in the Norwegian military and deployment in the Middle East. After years studying various mental practices, he came across a new understanding of the mind. He then founded NorthMind, a Scandinavian-based company working with individuals, leaders, and training mentors. This led to discovering that this understanding could be applied to people across all fields, from individuals, to communities, and the wider world. Together with Mara Gleason, he then co-founded the One Solution Initiative, whose sole purpose is to see if it’s possible to bring a single solution to solve the world’s most complex problems.

www.onesolutionglobal.org

Giselle Green

Giselle Green

Giselle Green is a former BBC news journalist who worked as a reporter and producer on local and national radio, including on BBC Radio 4’s flagship programmes, the World at One and PM. She’s also worked in political communications and campaigns. She now runs Constructive Voices, an NCVO project to foster more constructive stories in the media by championing constructive journalism and creating a resource for reporters that flags up solutions stories. These are primarily, but not exclusively, sourced from charities and social enterprises as these organisations are frequently coming up with ways of tackling pressing social problems. The project targets journalists, editors, and journalism students.

www.ncvo.org.uk/constructivejournalists

Ella Saltmarshe

Ella Saltmarshe

Ella Saltmarshe uses creativity to facilitate systems change. She is a co-founder of The Comms Lab, The Point People, SHEvotes & Time to Vote. She has been published in the Guardian, the Financial Times, Wired, Monocle, Fast Company & Creative Review.

www.thecommslab.com

Sam Gray

Sam Gray

Sam joined Apposite Capital, a specialist healthcare investor, in 2007. He has been directly involved in investments in areas such as outpatient cancer centres, medical imaging, genetic testing laboratories, home care, pharmacy, and social care services. Sam is a member of Apposite’s Management and Investment Committees with oversight over a portfolio spanning health and care services, health IT, and medical products. Sam has been involved in deal-making in the healthcare sector since 2000 and has experience spanning venture and growth capital, management buyouts, and large corporate M&A in both Europe and the US. Sam has a Master’s degree in Natural Science from Cambridge University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


www.appositecapital.com

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

Henry Tsai

Henry Tsai

Henry is the founder of Hi From The Other Side, a technology platform that connects people across the political spectrum for conversations. He is also a Technology and Innovation Policy Advisor in the San Jose Mayor’s Office.  Previously, he was a member of Marissa Mayer’s CEO Cabinet at Yahoo, led design and growth at start-up Astrid (acquired by Yahoo), and co-founded a start-up backed by Facebook’s fbFund.  Henry is an advisory board member of Stanford’s Centre for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. He received an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and MA and BA with distinction and honours from Stanford University.


www.hifromtheotherside.com