Equipping private markets with ESG data, resources, and insights.
The mission of ESG Impact is to democratize ESG for private markets.
We provide accessible and pragmatic frameworks for companies and funds to assess and address ESG metrics most material to their operations. We believe that business ethics should not be transactional or cost a fortune. We understand that 'greenwashing' is the result of pushing ESG too far, using the complexity and myriad of frameworks as a means for confusion instead of a call for unified core metrics.
At ESG Impact, we conclude that the business entity should prudently consider their natural activities to encompass both profit and impact. However, these are not tradeoffs, as both measure a certain amount of 'value' given to business activities. Profit is the more explicit and quantifiable option, while impact is innately more wide-ranging and difficult to quantify. Therefore, ESG Impact was founded: to help companies in their measurements and meanings of impact.
Helping private markets address ESG practices to unlock greater opportunities for investments, talent, and longevity.
Impact Rating - Examine internal and external operations through a business ethics lens.
Materiality Assessment - Reflect the outcome of an organization's ESG impact on its stakeholders.
M&A Deliverables - Download auto-generated reports to communicate externally with stakeholders or investors.
Recommended Projects - Manage recommended projects based on the impact ratings results to help make impactful next steps.
Certification Program - Apply for our ESGi Ethics Certification after completing our rating and assessment process.
Community - Connect with impact focused investors and companies through our mapping and communication tools.
Meet the Team
Vanderbilt M.S. Finance
Adam was born in Papatoetoe, New Zealand, and has lived in Malaysia, Australia, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Dallas where he played for their rugby team. Adam currently attends Vanderbilt University and is a part of their Master of Science in Finance program. His background is in buy-side M&A and investment banking. He enjoys hiking with his dog, composing music, and is an avid chess player.
Vanderbilt M.S. Finance
University of Maryland MFin
Carter was born and raised in Fargo, ND and attended nearby Concordia College (MN). He was a 4-year member of the NCAA men’s tennis team and was also assistant boys tennis coach at Fargo South High School. Currently he is pursuing his Masters in Finance at the University of Maryland. Carter has fueled his entrepreneurial spirit through roles at GoAhead Ventures, an Ed-Tech startup Reworded, and D.C.-based search-fund Springbrook Partners. He enjoys distance running and traveling in his free time.
Logan is a freshman at Harvard looking to study applied mathematics. With a passion for sustainability and an interest in venture capital, he has used Harvard’s opportunities to gain skills as an industry and growth analyst. Logan has worked with startups of his own, as well as the ventures of his peers. In his free time, Logan enjoys playing tennis and going on walks with his dog.
Chris is a senior software developer with over 12 years of experience specializing in web and blockchain development. Most recently, Chris has spent time with ABSTRAKT helping lead the development of their Blockchain as a Service business model. Before that, Chris had spent over 3 years working as a senior software engineer with Microsoft.
Dr. Mark Cohen
Linda J. Isaacson
Asia Capital Real Estate ("ACRE")
Private Markets Advisory Committee
Linda J. Isaacson is a globally recognized strategic thinker, accelerator of change, and developer of high-impact organizational cultures, with a deep understanding of the environmental, societal, technological factors - reshaping the built environment. She is Partner and Head of ESG & Impact for global real estate private equity firm Asia Capital Real Estate (ACRE), where she leads the firm's environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices, ensuring ongoing investment decisions, operational actions and overall business philosophy reflect its core principles and those of its investors, including environmental justice, economic equality, social initiatives, and transparency.