Please note that the Impact Finance Center has moved to Colorado State University's SEE (Sustainability, Ethics, and Enterprenuership) Conference.
Dr. Stephanie Gripne is an academic entrepreneur, philanthropic advisor, researcher, educator and the creative force behind the Impact Finance Center. Stephanie founded the Impact Finance Center in 2012 as part of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors – Sustainable Endowment Institute. The Impact Finance Center is a national impact investing think-do tank that produces rigorous and relevant research, educations, and develops transactions in the area impact investing and venture philanthropy. Dr. Gripne and her exceptional research team are currently interviewing over 100 foundations as part of one of the first academic research project on program related investments and mission related investments.
Stephanie has over 20 years of experience working in the intersection of business and natural resources which has included working for the EcoProducts Fund $100 Ecosystem Service private equity fund, the Nature Conservancy, the USDA Forest Service, DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Journal of Wildlife Management, and several universities.
Stephanie received her Ph.D. from the Boone and Crockett Wildlife Conservation Program at the University of Montana working with Dr. Jack Ward Thomas. She has a B.S. in Biology & Wildlife Management from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and a M.S. in Ecology from Utah State University. Stephanie is an Aspen Institute Environment Forum Scholar, Environmental Leadership Senior Fellow, Property Environment Research Center Fellow, Ford Foundation Community Forestry Fellow, and Boone and Crockett Professional Member.
Dr. Stephanie Gripne's Curriculum Vitae
Impact Finance Center
The Impact Finance Center
The Impact Finance Center, which includes faculty, practitioners, foundations, and investors, is an applied academic partnership that engages in cutting edge research and development the area of sustainable finance. Impact finance (i.e., impact philanthropy, impact investing, alternative finance mechanisms) is an emerging field that focuses on how to finance projects with public benefit (i.e., retrofits, financing nonprofit buildings, affordable housing, green buildings, renewable energy projects, conservation projects, etc.) by developing new sources of capital and financing tools. The Impact Finance Center is a partnership with the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Sustainable Endowments Project and is led by the founder Dr. Stephanie Gripne
Stephanie L. Gripne, PhD
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Dr. Stephanie Gripne