Julia Wilkinson

Founder and CEO

Julia Wilkinson is an impact investor and consultant with over a decade of experience in cultivating startup businesses and investors to enact profitable, measureable, real-world change.

Her passion for futurism and social change drives her commitment to shape the world’s future through thought leadership, philanthropy, and investing.

Julia brings to the table deep knowledge of capital markets. For 6 years she worked in private wealth management at Goldman Sachs on a team with $1.5B in assets under management, trading across asset classes and leading project management duties. She also has 4 years experience in venture capital & private equity investing in emerging markets. Julia is board chair of Finance for Good Brazil, a nonprofit that supports Brazil’s social finance ecosystem, and a partner of Social Venture Partners Miami. She has a BA in diplomatic history from University of Pennsylvania and a MPA from Columbia School of International and Public Affairs.

Through imvest, Julia helps clients to integrate impact towards the Sustainable Development Goals within their community, foundation, enterprise, or family office.

Languages: English, Spanish & Portuguese

Alana Libow

Consultant

Alana Libow is a design for sustainable growth & impact innovation investment expert. Today, she is the Founder & Chief Strategist of Forefront Sustainable Development (FSD), positioning entities from governments to global brands at the forefront of sustainable development & growth across the Americas and The Caribbean. FSD activates “impact investing” by identifying ahead of the curve sustainable growth opportunities, co-designing innovations, securing strategic partners, & deploying solutions. Alana is also actively engaged with Israel’s cutting edge impact technologies – working to bridge those to the Miami/LATAM/Caribbean region.

Previously and for nearly a decade, Alana served as the founding sustainable development executive for Danone’s U.S.A. arm. She established and led the business’ sustainable growth strategy, innovation, activation, & business development. Alana’s CPG tenure provides her with fluency across the value chain, stakeholders, private sector market competitiveness, brand positioning, and corporate VCs and start-ups. Alana also has curated deep expertise across food systems (farms to food deserts), the circular economy, social innovation, and design thinking (via collaborative work with IDEO).

Her tenure in the field of sustainable growth includes early work at the forefront of ESG investment analytics and advisory services as a non-traditional equity analyst at Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, consulting for Winston Eco-Strategies; and microfinance (MF) work in Bolivia.

She holds an MBA from The Wharton School; A.B. in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis; an Executive degree from MIT’s Sloan School of Business focused on “Strategies for Sustainable Business”; and a “Fundamentals in Design Thinking” Certification from IDEO. Alana is a Senior Impact Investment Advisor to TheMFO, a multi-family office; an advisor to LocalTAU, a local arm of the American Friends of Tel Aviv University (TAU), and serves as an advisor to the Indigenous Fellows of MIT’s SOLVE.