On Thursday, April 2nd, MIIS and CSIL were proud to welcome CEO of Toniic Stephanie Rupp to campus as part of the Spring 2015 Colloquium: Commercializing Impact Investment. Stephanie was invited to speak on impact investment as an emerging market sector along with how Toniic is contributing to impact investment globally. During her presentation Stephanie Rupp noted: “(Impact investment) is not so much about what consumers want….people are seeking more meaning, as investors or as consumers, it doesn’t matter…as a result (the sector) has changed.” When speaking about the new millennial generation, Stephanie imparted that “there’s an identity crisis. People are seeking meaning…people value experience with meaning, whether that’s Peace Corps, or something else. This new (millennial) generation wants to make a difference.
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Stephanie has over a decade of experience in global impact investing, impact fund design and implementation, microfinance, and more recently in crowd funding. Stephanie served as an executive team member of Razoo, a crowd funding platform where she led business development. She spent five years with Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, managing investments in debt, equity, LoC and grants for US, South Asia, West Africa and Latin America enterprises focused on property rights and microfinance.
Follow Stephanie on twitter: @StephCohnRupp
For more on Toniic: http://www.toniic.com
For more on the Colloquium: Commercializing Impact Investment: http://www.miis.edu/academics/programs/gsipm/colloquium