Philanthropic capital: catalyst to a better economy
Make Fashion Circular Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Senior Advisor and Director, Measurement, Evaluation and Organizational Performance, Rockefeller Foundation
Ms. Olazabal is an award-winning data and measurement enthusiast with a professional portfolio ranging +15 years, four continents and numerous domestic and international agencies including philanthropy the MasterCard Foundation, social venture Nuru International, and non-profit The Food Bank For New York City. In addition to serving on a number of funding and advisory committees, Ms. Olazabal serves on the Board of the World Benchmarking Alliance and recently rolled off the Board of the American Evaluation Association (AEA). Featured publications include “Putting the Impact in Impact Investing” in the American Journal of Evaluation, “The Free Market must account for Environmental and Social Impact” in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) as well as contributing chapters in The Global Handbook on Impact Investing by Wiley and Impacting Responsibly by Salesforce.org. Ms. Olazabal hold a bachelors in Communications and a masters in Urban Policy and Planning from Rutgers University and is completing a masters in Social-Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University.
Director of Finance and Capital Market Transformation, Laudes Foundation
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moderator Chairman, Chainge Capital LLC
John Thorbeck is Chairman of Chainge Capital, a firm focused on retail industry transformation. John is co-author of the Stanford-based “Zara Gap” financial metrics for capital and investor value, case study on fast fashion strategy and culture, and process and data innovation for sustainability and profitability. John is a former CEO of GH Bass & Co (PVH), and Rockport (Adidas), and senior executive for Timberland Co and Nike. John received an MBA at Harvard Business School.Register to see speaker recommended resources.