We love to learn—from our clients, from our partners, from each other, and from the incredible minds in the field of impact investing. As we grow and mature as a business, we believe it's critical to engage outside experts to provide sound advice and help us build capacity in a smart and effective way.
We are thrilled to include the following industry leaders on our Advisory Board:
JENNIFER PRYCE, Board CHair
CEO of Calvert Impact Capital
Jenn Pryce is President and CEO of Calvert Impact Capital. Calvert Impact Capital deploys capital in investments that create a more equitable and sustainable world. Through our products and services, we raise money from individual and institutional investors to finance intermediaries and funds that are investing in communities left out by traditional capital markets. During our 22-year history, we have mobilized nearly $2 billion of investor capital. Over the past decade, Jenn has shaped the strategic direction of the organization to lead on trends such as investing with a gender lens and making impact investing more accessible to retail investors. Jenn’s experience ranges from the Peace Corps (Africa) to major banks in New York and London including Neuberger Berman and Morgan Stanley. Jenn studied engineering at Union College and holds an MBA from Columbia University.
William D. Novelli
Founder, Global Social Enterprise Initiative and Distinguished Professor of the Practice, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
As a professor in the MBA program at McDonough Georgetown, Bill teaches Corporate Social Responsibility, Principled Leadership for Business and Society, and Leadership and Management of Nonprofit Organizations. He is the founder of the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at McDonough and oversees the program. Bill is also the co-chair of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, a national alliance dedicated to reforming advanced illness/end of life care in the U.S.
He was the former CEO of AARP, a membership organization of 40 million people 50 and older. Prior to AARP, he was founder and president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, EVP of CARE, the international relief and development organization and co-founder and president of Porter Novelli, now one of the world’s largest public relations firms. He began his career at Unilever, was an account supervisor at a New York advertising agency and later served as Director of Advertising and Creative Services at the Peace Corps.
Bill is on the boards of the American Cancer Society, the Bipartisan Policy Center Advocacy Network, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the Center of Mental Health Pathways and Support for Self-Directed Care (COMPASS), and KaBoom!.
He received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. from Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication, and pursued doctoral studies at New York University. He taught marketing management for ten years in the MBA program and also taught health communications at the University of Maryland.
Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company
Lester P. Silverman, also known as Les, serves as an Adjunct Lecturer of Georgetown University, Washington D.C. Mr. Silverman joined McKinsey in 1982 and served as Head of its Electric Power and Natural Gas practice from 1991 to 1999. From 2000 to 2004, he was the Leader of McKinsey's Global Nonprofit Practice, supporting nonprofit service providers, philanthropies and public sector organizations across its network of 84 offices in 44 countries. Previously, he served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Energy from 1980 to 1981 and Director of Policy Analysis in the U.S. Department of the Interior from 1978 to 1980.
He serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees at Arena Stage. He serves as a Lead Independent Director of Pepco Holdings, Inc. He has been a Director of Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc. since June 2, 2015 and Pepco Holdings, Inc. since May 19, 2006. He serves as Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company, Inc., having retired from the international management consulting firm in 2005. He serves as a Director of Logos Energy, Inc. and Verdeo Group, Inc. He serves as a Director of Arena Stage and a Board Member for Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center and Council on Excellence in Government.
He serves as a Trustee of several national and Washington, D.C.-area nonprofit organizations. He has co-authored more than 35 published articles (including pieces in the Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The McKinsey Quarterly, Leader to Leader, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Electricity Journal and Public Utilities Fortnightly) and professional papers in the fields of energy, economics and nonprofit management. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Administration and Management Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University in 1969, a Master in Science in Industrial Administration in 1969 and a Ph.D. in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University in 1973.
Managing Director of The Lyme Timber Company
Peter joined Lyme in 1990 and has led the firm’s conservation-oriented forestland investment strategies. As of 2019, Lyme has raised five co-mingled funds, securing more than $950 million of capital from families, endowments, public pension funds, private pension funds, and insurance companies. Lyme has acquired and permanently conserved 1.1 million acres of high conservation value forestland in the U.S. and Canada. Lyme’s conservation advisory business assists families and companies in the design and execution of conservation transactions, resulting in more than 900,000 acres of permanent land conservation in 12 states plus the Province of Quebec. Prior to his career with LTC Partners and Lyme, Peter was Senior Vice President of the Trust for Public Land (TPL), where he was one of the founding staff. He earned a B.A. with Highest Honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1975. Peter was a Loeb Fellow, received a Certificate in Advanced Environmental Studies from Harvard University in 1981, and received the Kingsbury Browne Award from the Land Trust Alliance and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in 2012. Peter lectures frequently at graduate schools and professional conferences on conservation investment structures and strategies. He is the co-founder of the Conservation Finance Network and the International Land Conservation Network. Peter serves on the Investment Advisory Committee of Spring Point Partners, the Advisory Boards of Quantified Ventures and Rose Smart Growth Real Estate Fund No. 1, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Montshire Museum. He is a former Board Chair of the Land Trust Alliance, and served as a founding Commissioner of the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.