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Net Impact Announces Dr. Stephanie Gripne as Net Impact Innovator-in-Residence


February 19, 2020 – Oakland, CA. Net Impact, an international membership organization committed to inspiring and equipping leaders to foment a just and sustainable world, is pleased to announce that Stephanie Gripne shall serve as our first Innovator-in-Residence.

“Stephanie is a creative whirlwind, not only capable of identifying unique solutions to address the world’s most pressing problems, and those that ease systemic or organization impediments and dysfunction, but she has a history of successful execution as well”, said Peter Lupoff, Net Impact CEO.

Net Impact looks forward to working closely with Dr. Stephanie Gripne to identify ways to hasten the achievement of its organizational mission and long term continue prominence and formidability in the Responsibility Eco-System.


About Dr. Stephanie Gripne

As Founder and CEO of Impact Finance Center, Stephanie is the creative force behind the National Impact Investing Marketplace with a goal to catalyze $1 Trillion in investment capital into social ventures by replicating and scaling infrastructure that was piloted in Colorado. By providing non-conflicted education, Impact Finance Center identifies, educates, and activates individuals and organizations who want to become impact investors and develops community infrastructures such as Impact Days (an impact investing marketplace), Impact Investing Institute, Who’s Who in Financial Innovation & Impact Investing (directory), Impact Investing Giving Circles (investor accelerators), and Impact Investor Collectives (investor clubs). The three-year pilot CO Impact Days has resulted in over 70 new impact investors, sourced over 550 social ventures, and catalyzed over 260 direct impact investments totaling $260M to date.

Stephanie’s vision is driven by over 20 years of combined experience as an applied academic, investor, and practitioner at University of Colorado Real Estate Foundation and Center, the $100 million Eco Products Fund, The Nature Conservancy, USDA Forest Service, DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Journal of Wildlife Management, and several universities. She received her Ph.D. from the Boone and Crockett Wildlife Conservation Program at the University of Montana, and 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 serves in a variety of other roles: State of Colorado Employee Ownership Commission; Visiting Scholar at the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School in New York City; Virginia Tech Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability Associate; Aspen Institute Environment Forum Scholar; Boone & Crockett Fellow; Denver Foundation Impact Investing Committee Member; Environmental Leadership Senior Fellow; Property and Environment Research Center Fellow; Ford Foundation Community Forestry Fellow; Boone and Crockett Professional Member; LegacyWorks Group Board Member; International Women’s Forum - Women’s Forum of Colorado Member and Trustee Emeritus; Realize Impact Investment Committee Member; Integrated Capital Institute Advisor; Full Spectrum Capital Partners Principal; and Net Impact’s Innovator-in-Residence.


About Net Impact

Founded 27 years ago, Net Impact’s network has grown to more than 150,000 people worldwide with chapters in 466 locations including at 28 of the top 30 MBA programs in the US. The Net Impact Conference convenes more than 2,000 of the best and brightest talent from across our global ecosystem to learn from and engage with some today’s most exciting thinkers and leaders in corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and responsible investing.