Hispanic Heritage Month – Georgie Bernardete

“Georgie Benardete, CEO and co-founder of Align17, hops on a plane like most people hop on a bus. She is dedicated to finding ways that impact investing will solve some of the world’s biggest problems. She believes that private wealth holds the key for impact financing to scale. Georgie was a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum and co-Founded Yesilist.com, Turkey’s largest green portal, and is part of Al Gore’s Climate Project as a speaker on climate change.” – Ulu Ventures

Georgie Benardete Bio

Georgie Benardete is CEO and co-Founder of Align17, a private digital marketplace that makes it easier for professional investors to identify and invest in impact funds and direct impact investments. Align17 was founded in partnership with UBS Private Wealth, as part of their efforts to mobilize Private Wealth into achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

A Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum, Georgie’s career spans experiences at JPMorgan Latin America IB, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and Coopers & Lybrand in US and Argentina. She is Chairwoman of the Fourth Sector Group, and Board Emeritus of the Global Entrepreneurs Council of Ted Turner’s United Nations Foundation.Georgie is a member of the Fast Company Impact Council, and sits on the Investment Committee of Belle Capital, an early stage VC fund that promotes investments in companies with strong female leadership. She was part of the Advisory Board of the WEF’s Young Global Leaders, and is a Founding Curator of the WEFs Global Shapers Hubs in San Juan and New York City.

She is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and received her Masters in Science of Foreign Service, with honours, from Georgetown University. She has completed executive programs in Harvard and Oxford.

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Rusty Dornin is the director of marketing and communications for Ulu Ventures. An award-winning radio and television journalist, she was a CNN correspondent for nearly 18 years covering domestic and world news ranging from war to natural disasters and tales of crime and politics.
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