Team

Anthony Cortese, Sc.D., Principal

tony@intentionalendowments.org

Dr. Cortese is a principal of the Intentional Endowments Network and President of the Crane Institute of Sustainability. In 1993, he founded Second Nature, the Boston-based advocacy organization committed to promoting sustainability through higher education, along with U.S. Senator John Kerry, Teresa Heinz Kerry and Bruce Droste. Read more...

 

 

 Georges Dyer, M.Sc., Principal

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georges@intentionalendowments.org

Georges Dyer is a principal of the Intentional Endowments Network and Executive Director of the Crane Institute of Sustainability. For over 20 years he has been engaged in solutions-based, whole-system approaches to sustainability. From 2006-2014, Georges served as a Senior Fellow, Vice President of Programs, Vice President, and Strategic Advisor at Second Nature to develop and support the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) network. Read more... 

 

Sonal Mahida, Director

sonal@intentionalendowments.org

Sonal Mahida is a Director with the Intentional Endowments Network. Sonal comes to IEN with over 15 years of experience in the field. During her career Sonal has worked on ESG investing and sustainability issues at institutional investors, S&P 500, Fortune 500 companies, as well as non-profits. Read more...

  

 

Jacquelyn Smith, Senior Fellow

Jacquelyn Smith

jacqui@intentionalendowments.org

Jacquelyn is Senior Fellow and Program Manager to the Intentional Endowments Network.  Jacquelyn comes to IEN with 7 years of experience in strategic management and consultative sales in the energy industry.  As Senior Sales Manager at Gulf Oil LP, she managed Gulf’s electricity sales initiative including an affinity partnership program that helped nonprofits raise funds while simultaneously growing the electricity customer base.  Prior to joining Gulf, Jacquelyn served as an Energy Advisor at Tradition Energy, advising on energy market conditions and brokering electricity and natural gas to end-users in deregulated markets. Read more...

 

Charles Sandmel, Senior Fellow

Charles Sandmel became a Senior Fellow at the Intentional Endowments Network to continue his pioneering work in the integration of sustainability and fixed income investing. His current focus is supporting wider bond investment in green infrastructure projects in furtherance of the COP21 goals through the development of ISO-type standards for green bonds. Most recently, Charles worked as a Portfolio Manager at Shelton Capital Management, advancing their green bond strategies. From 1998 to 2014, he was an Investment Advisory Representative of First Affirmative Financial Network, where he managed bond portfolios for individual and institutional clients, integrating client values into investment decisions. Read more...

 

Nicole Harman, Program Associate

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nicole@intentionalendowments.org 

Nicole Harman is a program associate with the Intentional Endowments Network. Nicole graduated Magna Cum Laude from Green Mountain College in May 2016 with a B.A. in Renewable Energy and Ecological Design, as well as a B.A. in Institutional Sustainability and Economic Policy. In her time there she worked in the College’s Sustainability Office managing the waste diversion crew, coordinating student outreach, and assisting students with sustainability related projects through her position as Sustainability Office Manager. Read more...

 

Noreen Marton, Business Manager

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noreen@cranesustainabilitly.org

Noreen is the Business Manager for the Crane Institute/Intentional Endowments Network. She spent many years as a software engineer before moving into business and accounting roles for non-profits. Noreen worked for five years as Director of Operation at Groundwork Lawrence, focusing on environmental, educational, nutritional, and community health improvement programs.  Read more...

 

Barbara Simonetti, Conversation Architect

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barbara@intentionalendowments.org

Barbara Simonetti is president of Meetings that Matter, a consultancy that specializes in developing the capacity of  professionals to create, share, and use knowledge to meet emerging opportunities and challenges. Read more...

 

 

Robert Carraro, Senior Advisor 

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Robert Carraro founded Lake Hills Philanthropic Services, LLC (www.lakehillsps.com) to help foster and strengthen relationships between donors and the worthy organizations working to improve our world. Prior to launching Lake Hills, Bob served in senior program, marketing and fundraising positions with the Asia Foundation, Carbon Disclosure Project, the Nature Conservancy, TechnoServe, Gilda’s Club Worldwide (now Cancer Support Community) and Dreyfus Health Foundation. Read more...

 

 

 

 

Former IEN Team Members 

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