May Boeve is the Executive Director of 350.org, an international climate change campaign. 350.org's creative communications, organizing, and mass mobilizations strive to generate the sense of urgency required to tackle the climate crisis. Previously, May cofounded and helped lead the Step It Up 2007 campaign, and prior to that was active in the campus climate movement while a student at Middlebury College. May is the coauthor of Fight Global Warming Now. She lives in the Bay Area.
Mark Campanale, Founder & Executive Director, Carbon Tracker Initiative
Mark is the Founder of the Carbon Tracker Initiative and conceived the ‘unburnable carbon’ capital markets thesis. He commissioned and was editor of Unburnable Carbon – Are the World’s Financial Markets Carrying a Carbon Bubble? report Tracker in November 2011. More recently, Mark founded and is Chair of the Fish Tracker Initiative which focuses on limits to growth in the fisheries space.
Prior to this, Mark had 25 years’ experience in sustainable financial markets working for major institutional asset management companies. Mark is a co-founder of some of the first responsible investment funds: at Jupiter Asset Management in 1989 with the Ecology Funds, NPI with Global Care, the AMP Capital Sustainable Future Funds, and Henderson Global Investor’s Industries of the Future Funds.
Mark is a Founding Director of the UK Sustainable and Responsible Investment Forum, 1990-2006, and Founder of the Social Stock Exchange.
Daryn Dodson, Managing Partner, Illumen Capital
Daryn Dodson is Managing Director at Illumen Capital, an impact investing firm that provides a pathway for family offices, foundations, and institutional investors to invest in the world's top impact funds. Illumen Capital's unique approach applies pioneering research it conducts with Stanford University—including interventions that reduce implicit bias as a barrier to increasing diversity and financial returns.
Mr. Dodson also leads private equity impact investing as a consultant to the board of the Calvert Funds, a $12 billion mutual fund. The portfolio includes more than 40 funds on 5 continents, representing over 350 underlying portfolio companies. Previously, Mr. Dodson served as Director of University and Corporate Partnership for The Idea Village, where he created a platform engaging leading private equity firms, business schools, and Fortune 500 companies to invest more than 100,000 hours into more than 1,000 New Orleans entrepreneurs post-Hurricane Katrina. Prior to The Idea Village, Mr. Dodson built a coalition of national banks and faith-based institutions to educate Congress on reforms needed to stabilize the subprime lending market with Self-Help Credit Union.
Mr. Dodson currently serves as a Board Member at Ben and Jerry's (Chair, Social Audit Committee) and Heifer Foundation (Vice Chair; Investment Committee Member). Mr. Dodson earned his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he is a member of the Dean’s Management Board, and an AB in Public Policy from Duke University.
Liz Havstad, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, Hip Hop Caucus
Liz Havstad is Hip Hop Caucus’ Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, leading the diverse team, grassroots leaders, and cultural influencers that make Hip Hop Caucus one of the nation’s most dynamic 21st century civil and human rights organizations. Her strategic direction, organizational management, and ability to build strong partnerships, have contributed to Hip Hop Caucus growing in size, capacity, and efficacy year over year. Liz joined Hip Hop Caucus in 2006, two years after its founding. In her various roles for nearly ten years at Hip Hop Caucus, Liz has implemented national campaigns, regional and national tours, and advocacy efforts for progressive issues. She has negotiated major media partnerships with iTunes and Apple, Facebook, Discovery Communications, and BET Networks; secured numerous high-profile celebrity spokespeople for the organization; organized national coalitions of civil rights, progressive, and environmental organizations; and, developed the grassroots Leadership Committee structure for Hip Hop Caucus. She is currently building long-term infrastructure for the cultural production arm of Hip Hop Caucus (film, music, and art), which was propelled when the organization functioned as a record label that produced the climate album HOME featuring artists such as Common, NE-YO, Elle Varner and Crystal Waters. Liz’s first position with Hip Hop Caucus was the Gulf Coast Renewal Campaign Coordinator. Her efforts connected Gulf Coast residents to Members of Congress and organizations to advocate for temporary housing solutions and long-term rebuilding based on the right to return of displaced families. The campaign won the prestigious 30th annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award. She has held additional positions within the organization including Director of Programs and Partnerships and Director of Operations and Strategic Growth, before taking on the role of COO. Her career in advocacy, public policy, social movements, and politics began in the international context, when she was hired in 2003 to conduct research on the efficacy of anti-poverty NGOs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The project was a World Bank funded longitudinal study on the lives of the poor in Rio de Janeiro, led by the international NGO the Mega-Cities Project. After being offered further opportunities in international development, Liz ultimately decided to focus on domestic issues of poverty and inequality where she hopes she can make the most difference. Liz has a Bachelor’s Degree from University of California, Berkeley in Urban Studies, from the Department of City and Regional Planning.
Konda Mason, Co-Founder, Impact Hub Oakland
Konda Mason is a social entrepreneur, earth and social justice activist and spiritual teacher. Konda is the Co-Founder and former CEO of Impact Hub Oakland, a beautiful co-working space that supports socially engaged entrepreneurs and changemakers. She is the Project Director of the Runway Project Oakland, a micro-lending fund for African American entrepreneurs intended to close the “Friends & Family” gap funding that is often unavailable to them. Additionally, Konda is the co-founder of the annual COCAP (Community Capital) conference in Oakland, with a focus on “Building the We Economy”. Konda is also a co-founder of Jubilee, a new initiative of wisdom keepers and wealth holders, focused on joyfully preparing the next generation of investors to meet this moment and to defend the sacred. Konda is a yoga and meditation teacher. She sits on the Board of Directors at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and is on the Advisory Board of the Namchak Foundation’s Learning Circles. She is currently in the 2020 Spirit Rock Teacher Training program.
Morgan Simon, Author, Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change
Morgan Simon is a widely-recognized leader in impact investment who builds bridges between finance and social justice. Over the past seventeen years, she has influenced over $150 billion in capital. Simon currently co-leads Candide Group, which supports members of the Pritzker family on behalf of the Libra Foundation. She is also co-founder and chair of the non-profit Transform Finance.
Previously, Simon served as the founding CEO of Toniic, a global network of impact investors, and as the founding executive director of the Responsible Endowments Coalition. She has worked with the United Nations in Honduras, in corporate reform with ForestEthics, and in domestic microfinance with the Women's Initiative for Self-Employment. She currently serves on the boards of the Restaurant Opportunity Center and CARE Enterprises. A graduate of Swarthmore College, Simon serves as an adjunct professor at Middlebury College's graduate school program. She lives in the Bay Area.