Rehana Nathoo on Social Finance, Next Gen Leaders, and the Impact Investing Network Map

Rehana Nathoo joined the Case Foundation in 2016 as part of the Social Innovation team. She serves as Vice President of Social Innovation, focusing specifically on the Foundation’s efforts around Impact Investing.

A self-identifying New Yorker, Rehana previously worked at the Bank of New York Mellon to help design the firm’s Social Finance program. specifically working closely with the Wealth Management business to build internal expertise around Social Finance, and creating a prototype for the firm’s first Impact Investment Fund.

Most recently, an Adjunct Professor of CSR and Social Finance at NYU Wagner School of Public Service, and also worked and honed her skills a program associate at The Rockefeller Foundation, helping to manage the thought leadership efforts around Impact Investing and Innovative Finance.

Rehana and I have a wide ranging conversation, but dig in deep on the Case Foundations newest project, the Impact Investing Network Map. Fueled with publically available data, it’s the first attempt to put all of the data around impact deals into one visual tool.  It’s a bold new project, currently in the final leg of its open feedback period, after you listen to the podcast, make sure you go check out the map. Play with it, dive into it. What do you love about it, what’s missing, and what potential do you see?  For me, I’m excited to see where impact deals are happening outside placed like the Valley and New York. Maybe we’ll find some unlikely hotspots of impact. I’m also excited to see the definition of an “impact deal” continue to evolve and be solidified. I’m of the firm belief that there are far more “impact” companies out there that “non-impact” – and this map will be a tool to help increase and expand the public awareness of the space.

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