The People
Behind Novata

Team
Team
ESG Advisory Council
Board of Directors

Team

Abdi Osman
Onboarding/Support Associate
Abdi Osman Onboarding/Support Associate
Adele Shields
Executive Assistant
Adele Shields Executive Assistant
Alex Friedman
Chief Executive Officer

Alex is CEO and co-founder at Novata. Prior to Novata, Alex held roles including Chief Financial Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he created its social impact fund, Global Chief Investment Officer of UBS, and Chief Executive Officer of GAM Holding, a publicly listed alternatives asset manager. Alex co-founded Jackson Hole Economics and is a board member of Franklin Templeton. He is based in New York.

Alex Friedman Chief Executive Officer
Alex is CEO and co-founder at Novata. Prior to Novata, Alex held roles including Chief Financial Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he created its social impact fund, Global Chief Investment Officer of UBS, and Chief Executive Officer of GAM Holding, a publicly listed alternatives asset manager. Alex co-founded Jackson Hole Economics and is a board member of Franklin Templeton. He is based in New York.
Alex Jackson
Customer Success Manager
Alex Jackson Customer Success Manager
Alex Koo
Product Manager
Alex Koo Product Manager
Allan Yung
Senior SRE Engineer
Allan Yung Senior SRE Engineer
Allison Green
ESG Analyst
Allison Green ESG Analyst
Amanda Bangs
Head of ESG Partnerships & Programs
Amanda Bangs Head of ESG Partnerships & Programs
Andy Berry
Head of Engineering
Andy Berry Head of Engineering
Ashley Piatek
Account Executive
Ashley Piatek Account Executive
Cara Higginbottom
Junior Software Engineer
Cara Higginbottom Junior Software Engineer
Charlie Mahoney
Sales Manager
Charlie Mahoney Sales Manager
Colin Finn
Onboarding/Support Associate
Colin Finn Onboarding/Support Associate
Conor O’Laire
Account Executive
Conor O’Laire Account Executive
Dainielle Thompson
Executive Assistant
Dainielle Thompson Executive Assistant
Daymond McGue
Controller
Daymond McGue Controller
Di Zhao
Account Executive
Di Zhao Account Executive
Emily Sennett
Customer Success Team Lead
Emily Sennett Customer Success Team Lead
Evan Diaz
Onboarding/Support Associate
Evan Diaz Onboarding/Support Associate
Fazela Mohamed
Head of People

Fazela is Head of People at Novata. Prior to Novata, Fazela has spent 20 years supporting HR strategy and operations at a number of companies across various industries including food, pharmaceutical, legal, consulting and fintech. She has helped startups and small businesses scale through recruitment, retention and talent development. She is based in New York.

Fazela Mohamed Head of People
Fazela is Head of People at Novata. Prior to Novata, Fazela has spent 20 years supporting HR strategy and operations at a number of companies across various industries including food, pharmaceutical, legal, consulting and fintech. She has helped startups and small businesses scale through recruitment, retention and talent development. She is based in New York.
Gence Emek
Account Executive
Gence Emek Account Executive
Harry Mallinson
Senior Data Scientist
Harry Mallinson Senior Data Scientist
Hunter Jefferson
Mid-level Full Stack Engineer
Hunter Jefferson Mid-level Full Stack Engineer
Ignacio Munarriz
UX/UI Designer
Ignacio Munarriz UX/UI Designer
Isabella Aleman
Product Manager
Isabella Aleman Product Manager
Jacqueline Lubin
Account Executive
Jacqueline Lubin Account Executive
Jacqueline Tseng
Senior UI Designer
Jacqueline Tseng Senior UI Designer
Jason Coe
Design Lead
Jason Coe Design Lead
Jessie Miller
ESG Education Senior Manager
Jessie Miller ESG Education Senior Manager
Joel Summerfield
Engineering and Operations Manager
Joel Summerfield Engineering and Operations Manager
Josh Green
Chief Operating Officer

Josh is COO and co-founder of Novata. Prior to Novata, Josh was co-founder and CEO of Panjiva, a supply-chain data start-up that became an Inc. 500 company before it was acquired by S&P Global. Following the sale of Panjiva, Josh joined the leadership team of S&P Global Market Intelligence, the $2 billion data and analytics division of S&P Global. He is based in New York.

Josh Green Chief Operating Officer
Josh is COO and co-founder of Novata. Prior to Novata, Josh was co-founder and CEO of Panjiva, a supply-chain data start-up that became an Inc. 500 company before it was acquired by S&P Global. Following the sale of Panjiva, Josh joined the leadership team of S&P Global Market Intelligence, the $2 billion data and analytics division of S&P Global. He is based in New York.
Josh Kneale
Senior Full Stack Engineer
Josh Kneale Senior Full Stack Engineer
Kate Bailey
Executive Assistant, CEO Office
Kate Bailey Executive Assistant, CEO Office
Katherine “KT” Rabin
Senior Advisor

KT is Sr. Advisor at Novata. KT is the former CEO of Glass Lewis, a leading global governance services firm. She is an advisory board member of the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School and a strategic advisor to Morrow Sodali, which provides shareholder advisory services to corporate clients globally. She is based in San Francisco.

Katherine “KT” Rabin Senior Advisor
KT is Sr. Advisor at Novata. KT is the former CEO of Glass Lewis, a leading global governance services firm. She is an advisory board member of the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School and a strategic advisor to Morrow Sodali, which provides shareholder advisory services to corporate clients globally. She is based in San Francisco.
Katie Stueber
PR & Communications Manager
Katie Stueber PR & Communications Manager
Kelly Ball
Senior Full Stack Engineer
Kelly Ball Senior Full Stack Engineer
Kyle Flick
Methodology Director
Kyle Flick Methodology Director
Lauren Peat
Chief Revenue Officer

Lauren is Chief Revenue Officer at Novata. Prior to Novata, Lauren was the first salesperson and first VP of Revenue at Panjiva before becoming GM of the supply-chain data business that is now part of S&P Global. After leading the integration of Panjiva into S&P Global, Lauren led the global customer success team and global lead generation teams for S&P Global’s market intelligence division. She is based in New York.

Lauren Peat Chief Revenue Officer
Lauren is Chief Revenue Officer at Novata. Prior to Novata, Lauren was the first salesperson and first VP of Revenue at Panjiva before becoming GM of the supply-chain data business that is now part of S&P Global. After leading the integration of Panjiva into S&P Global, Lauren led the global customer success team and global lead generation teams for S&P Global’s market intelligence division. She is based in New York.
Lorraine Spradley Wilson
Chief Impact Officer and Head of ESG

Lorraine is Chief Impact Officer and Head of ESG at Novata. Prior to Novata, Lorraine was managing director of investor solutions at JUST Capital, a nonprofit research organization, where she developed ESG product partnerships and research collaborations with global asset managers. Previously, Lorraine held roles in investment management in New York at Bank of America Merrill, Third Avenue Management, and Goldman Sachs. Lorraine is an advisor to the NYU Center for Sustainable Business. She is based in Washington, D.C.

Lorraine Spradley Wilson Chief Impact Officer and Head of ESG
Lorraine is Chief Impact Officer and Head of ESG at Novata. Prior to Novata, Lorraine was managing director of investor solutions at JUST Capital, a nonprofit research organization, where she developed ESG product partnerships and research collaborations with global asset managers. Previously, Lorraine held roles in investment management in New York at Bank of America Merrill, Third Avenue Management, and Goldman Sachs. Lorraine is an advisor to the NYU Center for Sustainable Business. She is based in Washington, D.C.
Mateo Leone
Growth Marketing Director
Mateo Leone Growth Marketing Director
Matt Davies
Tech Lead
Matt Davies Tech Lead
Matthew Spence
Front End Engineering Lead
Matthew Spence Front End Engineering Lead
Mike Karich
Account Executive
Mike Karich Account Executive
Owen Riddall
Chief Product Officer

Owen is Chief Product Officer and co-founder at Novata. Prior to Novata, Owen worked at Oliver Wyman, where he designed and built data products for leading financial institutions, including the data platform for Africa’s first digital transaction bank and a suite of A.I.-driven data tools for a global asset manager. Owen also supported the development of the climate risk analytics platform for a global bank and has worked with the UN Environment Programme. He is based in London.

Owen Riddall Chief Product Officer
Owen is Chief Product Officer and co-founder at Novata. Prior to Novata, Owen worked at Oliver Wyman, where he designed and built data products for leading financial institutions, including the data platform for Africa’s first digital transaction bank and a suite of A.I.-driven data tools for a global asset manager. Owen also supported the development of the climate risk analytics platform for a global bank and has worked with the UN Environment Programme. He is based in London.
Pierce Rowe
Revenue Operations Director
Pierce Rowe Revenue Operations Director
Rachel Langham
Employee Experience Manager
Rachel Langham Employee Experience Manager
Sam James
Junior Full Stack Engineer
Sam James Junior Full Stack Engineer
Sarah Green-Vieux
Head of Research & Education
Sarah Green-Vieux Head of Research & Education
Sean Wheat
Accountant
Sean Wheat Accountant
Scott Kennedy
President and Chief Strategy Officer

Scott is President, Chief Strategy Officer, and co-founder of Novata. Prior to Novata, Scott spent 16 years at Wellington Management as one of the leading Institutional Investors in the financial information and private markets sectors. He is based in Boston.

Scott Kennedy President and Chief Strategy Officer
Scott is President, Chief Strategy Officer, and co-founder of Novata. Prior to Novata, Scott spent 16 years at Wellington Management as one of the leading Institutional Investors in the financial information and private markets sectors. He is based in Boston.
Shahpar Mirza
Product Manager
Shahpar Mirza Product Manager
Suzanne Nemni
Customer Success Manager
Suzanne Nemni Customer Success Manager
Teresa Yu
ESG Methodology Associate, Research
Teresa Yu ESG Methodology Associate, Research
Urey Onuoha
Senior Content Marketing Manager
Urey Onuoha Senior Content Marketing Manager
Waliur Rahman
ESG Analyst
Waliur Rahman ESG Analyst

ESG Advisory Council

Allison Spector
Head of ESG at One Rock Capital Partners*

Allison is Head of ESG at One Rock Capital Partners. She leads and implements One Rock's ESG initiatives at both the firm and portfolio-company levels. Allison joined One Rock from Nuveen, where she was a member of the Responsible Investing team and led sustainability initiatives for the firm's real assets and private markets groups, including investments across farmland, timberland, agribusiness, energy and infrastructure. She was responsible for setting sustainability strategy and driving implementation of best practices in ESG integration, climate risk management and impact investing within alternative investments. Allison is an active contributor to industry-wide programs designed to promote responsible investing standards and best practices for private equity. *Serving in a personal capacity.

Allison Spector Head of ESG at One Rock Capital Partners*
Allison is Head of ESG at One Rock Capital Partners. She leads and implements One Rock's ESG initiatives at both the firm and portfolio-company levels. Allison joined One Rock from Nuveen, where she was a member of the Responsible Investing team and led sustainability initiatives for the firm's real assets and private markets groups, including investments across farmland, timberland, agribusiness, energy and infrastructure. She was responsible for setting sustainability strategy and driving implementation of best practices in ESG integration, climate risk management and impact investing within alternative investments. Allison is an active contributor to industry-wide programs designed to promote responsible investing standards and best practices for private equity. *Serving in a personal capacity.
Dr. Ben Meng
Executive Vice President, Executive Sponsor of Sustainability, and Chair of Asia Pacific for Franklin Templeton

Ben Meng is Executive Vice President, Executive Sponsor of Sustainability, and Chair of Asia Pacific for Franklin Templeton. Ben is responsible for expanding Franklin Templeton’s investment offerings and client reach in the Asia Pacific region, with a particular focus on leading private equity, venture capital and other alternative asset investments. Additionally, Dr. Meng leads Franklin Templeton's China business, including their joint ventures and Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise. He also supports efforts to expand the reach of Franklin Templeton's tailored solutions for the firm’s institutional clients globally. Ben reports to the CEO and is a member of Franklin Templeton's executive committee, a small group of the company's top leaders responsible for shaping the firm's overall strategy. Ben has more than two decades of experience working in the global finance industry across three continents, including extensive experience in Asia Pacific. Previously, Ben was Chief Investment Officer for the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and Deputy Chief Investment Officer at the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE). Most recently, he served as Director of Eight Sequoias LLC, an independent firm providing consulting services to the financial industry. Ben holds a Master of Financial Engineering degree from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Davis. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Investment Management and frequently teaches at top business schools globally, including the Haas School of Business, where he received the 2014 Cheit Award of Excellence in Teaching. He is the Citi Visiting Chair in International Business at Schwarzman College. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Committee of 100.

Dr. Ben Meng Executive Vice President, Executive Sponsor of Sustainability, and Chair of Asia Pacific for Franklin Templeton
Ben Meng is Executive Vice President, Executive Sponsor of Sustainability, and Chair of Asia Pacific for Franklin Templeton. Ben is responsible for expanding Franklin Templeton’s investment offerings and client reach in the Asia Pacific region, with a particular focus on leading private equity, venture capital and other alternative asset investments. Additionally, Dr. Meng leads Franklin Templeton's China business, including their joint ventures and Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise. He also supports efforts to expand the reach of Franklin Templeton's tailored solutions for the firm’s institutional clients globally. Ben reports to the CEO and is a member of Franklin Templeton's executive committee, a small group of the company's top leaders responsible for shaping the firm's overall strategy. Ben has more than two decades of experience working in the global finance industry across three continents, including extensive experience in Asia Pacific. Previously, Ben was Chief Investment Officer for the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and Deputy Chief Investment Officer at the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE). Most recently, he served as Director of Eight Sequoias LLC, an independent firm providing consulting services to the financial industry. Ben holds a Master of Financial Engineering degree from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Davis. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Investment Management and frequently teaches at top business schools globally, including the Haas School of Business, where he received the 2014 Cheit Award of Excellence in Teaching. He is the Citi Visiting Chair in International Business at Schwarzman College. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Committee of 100.
Robert G. Eccles
Visiting Professor, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford; Founding Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board; and Co-Chair of Novata ESG Advisory Council

Bob is a Visiting Professor of Management Practice at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He is the world's foremost expert on integrated reporting and an expert on how companies and investors can create sustainable strategies. He was previously a tenured Professor and Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School. He is the founding chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and one of the founders of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). He recently joined the board of Mistra Centre for Sustainable Markets (MISUM) in Sweden and is on the Advisory Board of the JANA Impact Capital Fund. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). In 2011, Bob was selected as one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior,” for his extensive, positive contribution to building trust in business. In 2014 and 2015, he was named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics. An award-winning author, Bob’s books include seminal works on integrated reporting, sustainability, and the role of business in society. Bob is a prolific writer for both academic and practitioner audiences, including a column for Forbes.com. His most recent book (co-authored with Michael P. Krzus and Sydney Ribot) is ”The Integrated Reporting Movement: Meaning, Momentum, Motives, and Materiality” (John Wiley & Sons, 2015). Throughout his career as an academic and practitioner, Bob has dedicated himself to turning theory into practice. His current initiative is the “Statement of Significant Audiences and Materiality Campaign,” which was developed in collaboration with the American Bar Association’s “Task Force on Sustainable Development,” the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), and the UN Global Compact. The campaign calls for boards of directors at listed companies, by 2025, to publish an annual statement that demonstrates the extent to which companies are committed to supporting sustainable development in the interest of companies and their shareholders. Bob received an SB in Mathematics and an SB in Humanities and Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (both degrees in 1973) and an AM (1975) and a PhD in Sociology (1979) from Harvard University. He joined the faculty of Harvard Business School that year and received tenure in 1989.

Robert G. Eccles Visiting Professor, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford; Founding Chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board; and Co-Chair of Novata ESG Advisory Council
Bob is a Visiting Professor of Management Practice at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He is the world's foremost expert on integrated reporting and an expert on how companies and investors can create sustainable strategies. He was previously a tenured Professor and Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School. He is the founding chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and one of the founders of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). He recently joined the board of Mistra Centre for Sustainable Markets (MISUM) in Sweden and is on the Advisory Board of the JANA Impact Capital Fund. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). In 2011, Bob was selected as one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior,” for his extensive, positive contribution to building trust in business. In 2014 and 2015, he was named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics. An award-winning author, Bob’s books include seminal works on integrated reporting, sustainability, and the role of business in society. Bob is a prolific writer for both academic and practitioner audiences, including a column for Forbes.com. His most recent book (co-authored with Michael P. Krzus and Sydney Ribot) is ”The Integrated Reporting Movement: Meaning, Momentum, Motives, and Materiality” (John Wiley & Sons, 2015). Throughout his career as an academic and practitioner, Bob has dedicated himself to turning theory into practice. His current initiative is the “Statement of Significant Audiences and Materiality Campaign,” which was developed in collaboration with the American Bar Association’s “Task Force on Sustainable Development,” the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), and the UN Global Compact. The campaign calls for boards of directors at listed companies, by 2025, to publish an annual statement that demonstrates the extent to which companies are committed to supporting sustainable development in the interest of companies and their shareholders. Bob received an SB in Mathematics and an SB in Humanities and Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (both degrees in 1973) and an AM (1975) and a PhD in Sociology (1979) from Harvard University. He joined the faculty of Harvard Business School that year and received tenure in 1989.
Dame Elizabeth Corley
Chair of the Impact Investing Institute; former CEO of Allianz Global Investors, and Chair designate at Schroders plc

Elizabeth is Chair of the Impact Investing Institute. Her work at the Impact Investing Institute focuses on creating market conditions for big pools of capital, such as pension funds, to mobilize with an intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. The institute is an independent, non-profit organization that brought together two UK initiatives -- the Government’s Taskforce for Growing a Culture of Social Impact Investing and the UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing. Elizabeth has extensive experience in the financial services industry, having been CEO of Allianz Global Investors, initially for Europe then globally, from 2005 to 2016. She continued to act as an advisor to the company until the end of 2019. Elizabeth was previously at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (formerly Mercury Asset Management), Coopers & Lybrand and Sun Alliance. She is active in representing the investment industry and developing standards within it. Elizabeth is a non-executive director of BAE Systems plc and Morgan Stanley Inc. She joined the board of Schroders plc in September 2021 as Chair Designate, effective from the AGM currently scheduled for 28 April 2022. She is a director of the Green Finance Institute; serves on the investment committee of the Leverhulme Trust; and is a member of the CFA Future of Finance Advisory Council, AQR Asset Management Institute, the Committee of 200 and the 300 Club. As well as being a trustee of the British Museum, Elizabeth is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is a published author of crime thrillers. She was awarded a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in January 2015 and a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in June 2019 for services to the economy and financial services. In 2016, Elizabeth received an honorary doctorate from the London Institute of Banking and Finance (formerly the IFS University College) and in June 2019 she was made an honorary fellow of the London Business School.

Dame Elizabeth Corley Chair of the Impact Investing Institute; former CEO of Allianz Global Investors, and Chair designate at Schroders plc
Elizabeth is Chair of the Impact Investing Institute. Her work at the Impact Investing Institute focuses on creating market conditions for big pools of capital, such as pension funds, to mobilize with an intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. The institute is an independent, non-profit organization that brought together two UK initiatives -- the Government’s Taskforce for Growing a Culture of Social Impact Investing and the UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing. Elizabeth has extensive experience in the financial services industry, having been CEO of Allianz Global Investors, initially for Europe then globally, from 2005 to 2016. She continued to act as an advisor to the company until the end of 2019. Elizabeth was previously at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (formerly Mercury Asset Management), Coopers & Lybrand and Sun Alliance. She is active in representing the investment industry and developing standards within it. Elizabeth is a non-executive director of BAE Systems plc and Morgan Stanley Inc. She joined the board of Schroders plc in September 2021 as Chair Designate, effective from the AGM currently scheduled for 28 April 2022. She is a director of the Green Finance Institute; serves on the investment committee of the Leverhulme Trust; and is a member of the CFA Future of Finance Advisory Council, AQR Asset Management Institute, the Committee of 200 and the 300 Club. As well as being a trustee of the British Museum, Elizabeth is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is a published author of crime thrillers. She was awarded a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in January 2015 and a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in June 2019 for services to the economy and financial services. In 2016, Elizabeth received an honorary doctorate from the London Institute of Banking and Finance (formerly the IFS University College) and in June 2019 she was made an honorary fellow of the London Business School.
Gonzalo Muñoz
President at TriCiclos, Partner at Manuia and CoFounder at Sistema B

Gonzalo is a business entrepreneur and social change-maker at the forefront of environmental innovation in Chile. In 2019, Gonzalo was nominated by the Chilean presidency and the United Nations as the high-level climate champion for COP25, to mobilize climate action among non-state actors around the world, as well as advise the presidency of the conference. During his tenure in that position, he designed and co-led three global campaigns: Race to Zero, Race to Resilience and Global Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ). Previously, Gonzalo co-founded and led TriCiclos, one of the most recognized circular economy and recycling companies in Latin America. TriCiclos was the first company certified as a B Corp outside North America. Gonzalo co-founded Sistema B and is a board member of B Lab Global. Gonzalo is also a board member of the Global Foodbanking Network. From 2020 to 2022, he served as a member of the Chilean National Committees on Water, Climate Action, Green Hydrogen, Electromobility and Circular Economy. Gonzalo is chair of the board at TriCiclos and is co-leader of Manuia, a strategic consulting firm founded in 2021 by TriCiclos that is dedicated to helping companies incorporate ESG criteria into their strategy and execution for the generation of triple impact. Gonzalo was previously an Ashoka Fellow (2011), Siemens Foundation Fellow (2012), Schwab Fellow (2014), Endeavor Entrepreneur (2014), World Economic Forum Social Entrepreneur (2015), Chile's Environmental Person of the Year (2012), Chile's Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2013), BMW Foundation Global Responsible Leader of the Year (2016), Chile's CEO Leader on Sustainability (2016), Chile´s Entrepreneur of the Year (2019), Chile's Sustainable Person of the Year (2019), and winner of Chile's Innovation Award (2019).

Gonzalo Muñoz President at TriCiclos, Partner at Manuia and CoFounder at Sistema B
Gonzalo is a business entrepreneur and social change-maker at the forefront of environmental innovation in Chile. In 2019, Gonzalo was nominated by the Chilean presidency and the United Nations as the high-level climate champion for COP25, to mobilize climate action among non-state actors around the world, as well as advise the presidency of the conference. During his tenure in that position, he designed and co-led three global campaigns: Race to Zero, Race to Resilience and Global Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ). Previously, Gonzalo co-founded and led TriCiclos, one of the most recognized circular economy and recycling companies in Latin America. TriCiclos was the first company certified as a B Corp outside North America. Gonzalo co-founded Sistema B and is a board member of B Lab Global. Gonzalo is also a board member of the Global Foodbanking Network. From 2020 to 2022, he served as a member of the Chilean National Committees on Water, Climate Action, Green Hydrogen, Electromobility and Circular Economy. Gonzalo is chair of the board at TriCiclos and is co-leader of Manuia, a strategic consulting firm founded in 2021 by TriCiclos that is dedicated to helping companies incorporate ESG criteria into their strategy and execution for the generation of triple impact. Gonzalo was previously an Ashoka Fellow (2011), Siemens Foundation Fellow (2012), Schwab Fellow (2014), Endeavor Entrepreneur (2014), World Economic Forum Social Entrepreneur (2015), Chile's Environmental Person of the Year (2012), Chile's Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2013), BMW Foundation Global Responsible Leader of the Year (2016), Chile's CEO Leader on Sustainability (2016), Chile´s Entrepreneur of the Year (2019), Chile's Sustainable Person of the Year (2019), and winner of Chile's Innovation Award (2019).
John McArthur
Senior fellow and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at the Brookings Institution

John McArthur is Senior fellow and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at the Brookings Institution. He co-founded and co-chairs the “17 Rooms” initiative as a new approach to catalyzing action for the Sustainable Development Goals. John is also a senior adviser on sustainable development to the United Nations Foundation; a board governor for the International Development Research Centre; a member of the UNICEF Advisory Group; and a member of the Deputy Minister Steering Committee at Policy Horizons Canada. John was previously CEO of Millennium Promise Alliance, the international nongovernmental organization. Prior to that he was manager and deputy director of the U.N. Millennium Project, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s independent advisory body mandated to recommend an action plan for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. John has also been a senior fellow with the Hong Kong-based Fung Global Institute, a faculty member at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, and policy director at the University’s Earth Institute. Earlier in his career, he was a research fellow at the Center for International Development at Harvard University, where he supported the World Health Organization’s Commission on Macroeconomics and Health and co-authored the Global Competitiveness Report. John co-chaired the International Commission on Education for Sustainable Development Practice and later co-founded the global network of Masters in Development Practice programs across five continents. He is a former chair of Global Agenda Councils with the World Economic Forum and was also a member of the Forum’s Advisory Board on Sustainability and Competitiveness. In 2009, he was recognized as a Young Global Leader. In 2016, he was an adviser to the Business and Sustainable Development Commission. In 2021, he was listed as one of Apolitical’s 100 Most Influential Academics in Government. He has served as a member of the Global Nutrition Report's Independent Expert Group and of Grand Challenges Canada’s Scientific Advisory Board. He recently co-edited the books “Breakthrough: The Promise of Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development” (Brookings Press, 2022), “Leave No One Behind: Time for Specifics on the Sustainable Development Goals” (Brookings Press, 2019), and “From Summits to Solutions: Innovations in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals” (Brookings Press, 2018). John grew up in Vancouver and is a Canadian citizen. He completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) at the University of British Columbia; a Master’s in Public Policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government; and an M.Phil. and D.Phil. (Ph.D.) in economics at Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar.

John McArthur Senior fellow and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at the Brookings Institution
John McArthur is Senior fellow and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at the Brookings Institution. He co-founded and co-chairs the “17 Rooms” initiative as a new approach to catalyzing action for the Sustainable Development Goals. John is also a senior adviser on sustainable development to the United Nations Foundation; a board governor for the International Development Research Centre; a member of the UNICEF Advisory Group; and a member of the Deputy Minister Steering Committee at Policy Horizons Canada. John was previously CEO of Millennium Promise Alliance, the international nongovernmental organization. Prior to that he was manager and deputy director of the U.N. Millennium Project, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s independent advisory body mandated to recommend an action plan for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. John has also been a senior fellow with the Hong Kong-based Fung Global Institute, a faculty member at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, and policy director at the University’s Earth Institute. Earlier in his career, he was a research fellow at the Center for International Development at Harvard University, where he supported the World Health Organization’s Commission on Macroeconomics and Health and co-authored the Global Competitiveness Report. John co-chaired the International Commission on Education for Sustainable Development Practice and later co-founded the global network of Masters in Development Practice programs across five continents. He is a former chair of Global Agenda Councils with the World Economic Forum and was also a member of the Forum’s Advisory Board on Sustainability and Competitiveness. In 2009, he was recognized as a Young Global Leader. In 2016, he was an adviser to the Business and Sustainable Development Commission. In 2021, he was listed as one of Apolitical’s 100 Most Influential Academics in Government. He has served as a member of the Global Nutrition Report's Independent Expert Group and of Grand Challenges Canada’s Scientific Advisory Board. He recently co-edited the books “Breakthrough: The Promise of Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development” (Brookings Press, 2022), “Leave No One Behind: Time for Specifics on the Sustainable Development Goals” (Brookings Press, 2019), and “From Summits to Solutions: Innovations in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals” (Brookings Press, 2018). John grew up in Vancouver and is a Canadian citizen. He completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) at the University of British Columbia; a Master’s in Public Policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government; and an M.Phil. and D.Phil. (Ph.D.) in economics at Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar.
Linda A. Hill
Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration and Chair of the Leadership Initiative, Harvard Business School; Co-Founder of Paradox Strategies

Linda is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and chair of the Leadership Initiative. Linda is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on leadership. She was named by Thinkers50 as one of the top ten management thinkers in the world in 2013 and 2021 and received the Thinkers50 Innovation Award in 2015. Linda is the author or co-author of several award-winning articles and books including “Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation,” “Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives of Becoming a Great Leader” and “Becoming a Manager: How New Managers Master the Challenges of Leadership.” Linda’s TED talk on how to manage for collective creativity has more than 2.6 million views. Linda’s research and consulting focuses on leadership development, leading innovation, leading digital transformation, and implementing global strategies. In 2014, she co-founded Paradox Strategies, a consulting firm that advises organizations and boards on leadership, innovation, and diversity and inclusion. Linda is a member of the board of directors of Relay Therapeutics and is on the board of trustees of the ArtCenter College of Design and of Brigham Health. She is also a member of the Team8 Fintech Strategic Committee and serves on the advisory boards of several organizations, including the American Repertory Theater, the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), Eight Inc., the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. She sits on the board of the Global Citizens Initiative, Inc. and is a Special Representative to the Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College. Hill is a former member of the board of directors at Harvard Business Publishing, State Street Corporation, The Bridgespan Group, and the Eaton Corporation. She is also a former member of the board of trustees of The Rockefeller Foundation and the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund USA. Linda completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Harvard Business School and earned a Ph.D. in Behavioral Sciences at the University of Chicago. She has a B.A., summa cum laude, in psychology from Bryn Mawr College.

Linda A. Hill Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration and Chair of the Leadership Initiative, Harvard Business School; Co-Founder of Paradox Strategies
Linda is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and chair of the Leadership Initiative. Linda is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on leadership. She was named by Thinkers50 as one of the top ten management thinkers in the world in 2013 and 2021 and received the Thinkers50 Innovation Award in 2015. Linda is the author or co-author of several award-winning articles and books including “Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation,” “Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives of Becoming a Great Leader” and “Becoming a Manager: How New Managers Master the Challenges of Leadership.” Linda’s TED talk on how to manage for collective creativity has more than 2.6 million views. Linda’s research and consulting focuses on leadership development, leading innovation, leading digital transformation, and implementing global strategies. In 2014, she co-founded Paradox Strategies, a consulting firm that advises organizations and boards on leadership, innovation, and diversity and inclusion. Linda is a member of the board of directors of Relay Therapeutics and is on the board of trustees of the ArtCenter College of Design and of Brigham Health. She is also a member of the Team8 Fintech Strategic Committee and serves on the advisory boards of several organizations, including the American Repertory Theater, the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), Eight Inc., the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. She sits on the board of the Global Citizens Initiative, Inc. and is a Special Representative to the Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College. Hill is a former member of the board of directors at Harvard Business Publishing, State Street Corporation, The Bridgespan Group, and the Eaton Corporation. She is also a former member of the board of trustees of The Rockefeller Foundation and the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund USA. Linda completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Harvard Business School and earned a Ph.D. in Behavioral Sciences at the University of Chicago. She has a B.A., summa cum laude, in psychology from Bryn Mawr College.
Margot Brandenburg
Senior Program Officer, Mission Investments, Ford Foundation; and Co-Chair of Novata ESG Advisory Council

Margot is Senior Program Officer of Mission Investments at the Ford Foundation. Margot focuses on building and strengthening the infrastructure of the impact investment market — with an eye to shaping the broader capital markets. She has spent two decades working at the intersection of philanthropy, capital markets, and social and environmental justice. Prior to joining the Ford Foundation, Margot served as founder and CEO of MyStrongHome, a benefit corporation delivering resilience finance services to homeowners across the Southeast and Gulf Coast of the US. Before that, she helped design and lead the impact investing initiative at the Rockefeller Foundation. She co-authored the book The Power of Impact Investing with former Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin. While at Rockefeller, she also focused on job creation and issues of economic security for low-wage workers. Margot began her career in international microfinance and has worked with several community development finance institutions in the U.S. She serves on the boards of the Workers Lab, Brooklyn Cooperative Credit Union, and the Woodcock Foundation, and as an adviser to the National Domestic Workers Alliance as well as the National Energy Improvement Fund. She received a master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and holds an undergraduate degree from Stanford University.

Margot Brandenburg Senior Program Officer, Mission Investments, Ford Foundation; and Co-Chair of Novata ESG Advisory Council
Margot is Senior Program Officer of Mission Investments at the Ford Foundation. Margot focuses on building and strengthening the infrastructure of the impact investment market — with an eye to shaping the broader capital markets. She has spent two decades working at the intersection of philanthropy, capital markets, and social and environmental justice. Prior to joining the Ford Foundation, Margot served as founder and CEO of MyStrongHome, a benefit corporation delivering resilience finance services to homeowners across the Southeast and Gulf Coast of the US. Before that, she helped design and lead the impact investing initiative at the Rockefeller Foundation. She co-authored the book The Power of Impact Investing with former Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin. While at Rockefeller, she also focused on job creation and issues of economic security for low-wage workers. Margot began her career in international microfinance and has worked with several community development finance institutions in the U.S. She serves on the boards of the Workers Lab, Brooklyn Cooperative Credit Union, and the Woodcock Foundation, and as an adviser to the National Domestic Workers Alliance as well as the National Energy Improvement Fund. She received a master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and holds an undergraduate degree from Stanford University.
Peter Dunbar
Head of Private Equity, UNPRI*

Peter Dunbar Peter is Head of Private Equity at Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). He has 22 years of experience in the asset management industry. Prior to joining PRI, Peter was a Senior Manager in the private markets team of Capital Group for more than a decade. Peter is a member of the steering committee at Initiative Climat International (iCI), an investor-led private equity climate initiative. He holds a BSc in Human and Physical Geography from Reading University in the UK and is a CFA charterholder. *serving in a personal capacity

Peter Dunbar Head of Private Equity, UNPRI*
Peter Dunbar Peter is Head of Private Equity at Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). He has 22 years of experience in the asset management industry. Prior to joining PRI, Peter was a Senior Manager in the private markets team of Capital Group for more than a decade. Peter is a member of the steering committee at Initiative Climat International (iCI), an investor-led private equity climate initiative. He holds a BSc in Human and Physical Geography from Reading University in the UK and is a CFA charterholder. *serving in a personal capacity

Board of Directors

Phil Perelmuter
Chair of the Board at Novata

Phil is Chair of the Board at Novata. Over a 25-year career at Wellington Management Company, Phil held a number of leadership positions, including Managing Partner, Head of EMEA, Director of Investment Research and Portfolio Manager. In 2020, he was appointed to the Investment Committee of the Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board (MassPRIM), which serves as a professional investment service for public employees. He also serves on the national board of the Posse Foundation.

Phil Perelmuter Chair of the Board at Novata
Phil is Chair of the Board at Novata. Over a 25-year career at Wellington Management Company, Phil held a number of leadership positions, including Managing Partner, Head of EMEA, Director of Investment Research and Portfolio Manager. In 2020, he was appointed to the Investment Committee of the Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board (MassPRIM), which serves as a professional investment service for public employees. He also serves on the national board of the Posse Foundation.
Tasha Matharu
Chief Corporate Counsel & Corporate Secretary at S&P Global

Tasha Matharu is Chief Corporate Counsel & Corporate Secretary at S&P Global. Tasha advises and supports the S&P Global Board of Directors, on corporate governance and disclosure matters, among other issues. Her team is responsible for advising on U.S. and International corporate legal matters, including M&A and venture investments, IP, ESG, privacy, compensation, corporate governance and disclosure, international subsidiary management, and vendor/procurement. Prior to joining S&P Global, Tasha was a senior associate at the law firm of Shearman & Sterling LLP in London and New York, where she worked in the corporate, compensation, and governance practice groups. She is based in New York.

Tasha Matharu Chief Corporate Counsel & Corporate Secretary at S&P Global
Tasha Matharu is Chief Corporate Counsel & Corporate Secretary at S&P Global. Tasha advises and supports the S&P Global Board of Directors, on corporate governance and disclosure matters, among other issues. Her team is responsible for advising on U.S. and International corporate legal matters, including M&A and venture investments, IP, ESG, privacy, compensation, corporate governance and disclosure, international subsidiary management, and vendor/procurement. Prior to joining S&P Global, Tasha was a senior associate at the law firm of Shearman & Sterling LLP in London and New York, where she worked in the corporate, compensation, and governance practice groups. She is based in New York.
Erik Hirsch
Vice Chairman of Hamilton Lane

Erik is Vice Chairman of Hamilton Lane. Erik leads all the firm’s strategic and technology initiatives. He also serves on the firm’s investment committees, as well as the firm’s board of directors. Hamilton Lane is a founding partner of Novata. Erik serves as a strategic advisor to Tifin, a platform that conceives, creates, and operates fintech companies in the areas of wealth management, investments, and personal finance. Hamilton Lane is a strategic investor in Tifin. Erik is a frequently quoted expert on the private equity industry, both in the print and broadcast media, and is a regular lecturer at the Wharton Business School (University of Pennsylvania). Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 1999, Erik was a corporate investment banker in the Mergers & Acquisitions department of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. He began his career as a municipal financial consultant with Public Financial Management (PFM). At PFM, Erik specialized in asset securitization, sport stadium financings and strategic consulting. Erik is a trustee of the University of Virginia’s College Foundation, a board member of University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and serves on the board of the Philadelphia 76’ers Youth Foundation.

Erik Hirsch Vice Chairman of Hamilton Lane
Erik is Vice Chairman of Hamilton Lane. Erik leads all the firm’s strategic and technology initiatives. He also serves on the firm’s investment committees, as well as the firm’s board of directors. Hamilton Lane is a founding partner of Novata. Erik serves as a strategic advisor to Tifin, a platform that conceives, creates, and operates fintech companies in the areas of wealth management, investments, and personal finance. Hamilton Lane is a strategic investor in Tifin. Erik is a frequently quoted expert on the private equity industry, both in the print and broadcast media, and is a regular lecturer at the Wharton Business School (University of Pennsylvania). Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 1999, Erik was a corporate investment banker in the Mergers & Acquisitions department of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. He began his career as a municipal financial consultant with Public Financial Management (PFM). At PFM, Erik specialized in asset securitization, sport stadium financings and strategic consulting. Erik is a trustee of the University of Virginia’s College Foundation, a board member of University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and serves on the board of the Philadelphia 76’ers Youth Foundation.
Pavani Thagirisa
Associate General Counsel and Head of Legal for S&P Global’s Sustainable1 business

Pavani Thagirisa is Associate General Counsel and Head of Legal for S&P Global’s Sustainable1 business. Pavani is responsible for overseeing legal support of S&P Global’s Environmental, Social and Governance business and for partnering across the full S&P Global enterprise to identify and mitigate legal, regulatory, operational, commercial and business risk. Since early 2009, she has held several management and non-management roles at S&P Global with increasing responsibility, ranging from commercial deal negotiation, strategic partnership management, and helping set legal and operational strategies for the legal department. From late 2017 to Spring 2019, Pavani was Chair of the General Counsel’s Advisory Council where she assisted Steve Kemps, S&P Global’s General Counsel, and his Advisory Council in addressing cross-divisional and cross-functional opportunities and challenges across the Global Legal and Corporate Security Department. In addition to her usual responsibilities, Pavani is an active advocate for various diversity, inclusion and mentorship efforts across the company. Pavani spent a number of years on the board of SPECTRUM (S&P Global’s LGBTQ Employee Resource Group), and recently participated in the Year Up program (https://www.yearup.org/) as a manager of an apprentice. Pavani has a B.A. in Anthropology from Wellesley College and a Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Joan M. Azrack in the Eastern District of New York.

Pavani Thagirisa Associate General Counsel and Head of Legal for S&P Global’s Sustainable1 business
Pavani Thagirisa is Associate General Counsel and Head of Legal for S&P Global’s Sustainable1 business. Pavani is responsible for overseeing legal support of S&P Global’s Environmental, Social and Governance business and for partnering across the full S&P Global enterprise to identify and mitigate legal, regulatory, operational, commercial and business risk. Since early 2009, she has held several management and non-management roles at S&P Global with increasing responsibility, ranging from commercial deal negotiation, strategic partnership management, and helping set legal and operational strategies for the legal department. From late 2017 to Spring 2019, Pavani was Chair of the General Counsel’s Advisory Council where she assisted Steve Kemps, S&P Global’s General Counsel, and his Advisory Council in addressing cross-divisional and cross-functional opportunities and challenges across the Global Legal and Corporate Security Department. In addition to her usual responsibilities, Pavani is an active advocate for various diversity, inclusion and mentorship efforts across the company. Pavani spent a number of years on the board of SPECTRUM (S&P Global’s LGBTQ Employee Resource Group), and recently participated in the Year Up program (https://www.yearup.org/) as a manager of an apprentice. Pavani has a B.A. in Anthropology from Wellesley College and a Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Joan M. Azrack in the Eastern District of New York.
Chris Jurgens
Director of the Reimagining Capitalism team at Omidyar Network

Chris is a Director of the Reimagining Capitalism team at Omidyar Network. Chris leads the firm’s strategy and portfolio of work focused on how corporations and capital markets can contribute to a more inclusive capitalism. He also oversees the organization’s impact investing field-building portfolio. Chris serves in advisory and/or governance roles for the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), Blue Haven Initiative, the Catalytic Capital Consortium, Social Finance US, and the Tipping Point Fund on Impact Investing. Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Chris was director of global partnerships at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where he oversaw the Global Development Alliance, the agency’s flagship model for building partnerships with the private sector, as well as agency-wide initiatives focused on strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystems in developing countries, investing in social entrepreneurs, and scaling access to off-grid energy. He also was a partner at Accenture and director of global programs for Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the firm’s not-for-profit international development consulting practice, where he oversaw ADP’s global portfolio of work with more than 50 NGOs and donor agencies. Chris has a Master’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and a B.A. in economics and international studies from Miami University, where he was a Truman Scholar.

Chris Jurgens Director of the Reimagining Capitalism team at Omidyar Network
Chris is a Director of the Reimagining Capitalism team at Omidyar Network. Chris leads the firm’s strategy and portfolio of work focused on how corporations and capital markets can contribute to a more inclusive capitalism. He also oversees the organization’s impact investing field-building portfolio. Chris serves in advisory and/or governance roles for the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), Blue Haven Initiative, the Catalytic Capital Consortium, Social Finance US, and the Tipping Point Fund on Impact Investing. Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Chris was director of global partnerships at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where he oversaw the Global Development Alliance, the agency’s flagship model for building partnerships with the private sector, as well as agency-wide initiatives focused on strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystems in developing countries, investing in social entrepreneurs, and scaling access to off-grid energy. He also was a partner at Accenture and director of global programs for Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), the firm’s not-for-profit international development consulting practice, where he oversaw ADP’s global portfolio of work with more than 50 NGOs and donor agencies. Chris has a Master’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and a B.A. in economics and international studies from Miami University, where he was a Truman Scholar.
Alex Friedman
Chief Executive Officer

Alex is CEO and co-founder at Novata. Prior to Novata, Alex held roles including Chief Financial Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he created its social impact fund, Global Chief Investment Officer of UBS, and Chief Executive Officer of GAM Holding, a publicly listed alternatives asset manager. Alex co-founded Jackson Hole Economics and is a board member of Franklin Templeton. He is based in New York.

Alex Friedman Chief Executive Officer
Alex is CEO and co-founder at Novata. Prior to Novata, Alex held roles including Chief Financial Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he created its social impact fund, Global Chief Investment Officer of UBS, and Chief Executive Officer of GAM Holding, a publicly listed alternatives asset manager. Alex co-founded Jackson Hole Economics and is a board member of Franklin Templeton. He is based in New York.

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