Jenna Nicholas

Jenna is the Managing Partner of Impact Experience. Jenna is also CEO of Phoenix Global Impact, a firm that specializes in impact investing, social entrepreneurship and strategic philanthropy. Through her firm, she has project managed Divest-Invest Philanthropy, a coalition of philanthropic foundations, divesting from investments in fossil fuels and reinvesting in new economy solutions. Jenna spoke at TedX Portland about the Divest-Invest work.

Jenna has also worked with the World Bank Treasury on green bonds and other sustainability projects and with Toniic helping to support an impact investing community.  She works closely with the Calvert Special Equities team and is an advisor to the Nexus Global Youth Summit and Ethic, an online impact investing platform. Jenna graduated from Stanford University with an International Relations Honors Degree during which time she also read International Development at Oxford University. Jenna is a Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA student and is a PD Soros Fellow for New Americans. Jenna has also been selected as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. Jenna has special links with China and co-taught a course at Tsinghua School of Economics and Management on Business Ethics, Sustainability and Impact Investing. She is an active member of the Bahá'í Faith.

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Jenna speaking at TEDxPortland

"Divest-Invest & the Future of New Energy Solutions"

"Nothing will really change unless we first change ourselves." - This inspiration was first instilled in Jenna Nicholas at the age of twelve when she had the chance to meet and "high five" Desmond Tutu. Jenna is now at the forefront of the international Divest-Invest movement managing impact investing, social entrepreneurship and strategic philanthropy.