Kaede Kawauchi, Director of Strategic Initiatives
As a Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Intentional Endowments Network (IEN), Kaede focuses on developing strategies, industry relationships and resources to grow and manage the network, with a particular focus on programs related to diversity, shareholder engagement, and community investing. She also handles the network's impact analysis.
Prior to IEN, Kaede worked at the Japan Center for International Exchange, a policy institute in New York, where she managed a disaster recovery fund to invest in Japanese social enterprises and organized educational programs for business executives, parliamentarians, journalists, and NGO leaders.
Kaede has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in International Relations and a M.A. from the Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy with a focus on Business for Social Impact and Development Economics. At the Fletcher School, she led a 70-member impact investing group which provided pro-bono advisory services for promising social enterprises.