Kaede Kawauchi is a Program Manager at the Intentional Endowments Network. Kaede became interested in social investments beyond philanthropic capital for social change through her experience working on international development projects related to education inequality, disaster recovery, and community building. Since then, she has continued to work at the intersection of business and social impact through her involvement with a financial inclusion network, financial technology company, and a microfinance fund.
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 and functioned as an information hub for students.