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2023 Career Trek
Friday, February 17th
10:00am CT - 12:00pm CT

Learn from leaders from global sustainable investing organizations that represent the diversity of career opportunities in the field, and connect with mid-career professionals from the same firms to network and ask questions.
Below you will find Zoom Links and Schedule information, as well as more information about speakers and networking leaders. Use the buttons to join each session as it begins.

Session One

10:00am -10:10am CST
Welcome + Overview 
10:10am - 11:00am CST
Speakers Panel

Session Two

11:00am - 11:05am CST
11:05am - 11:30am CST
Networking Group 1
11:35am - 12:00pm CST
Networking Group 2


David Chen

is an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Faculty Lead of Impact Investing at the Kellogg School of Management.

Dave Chen’s focus on sustainability is a result of his work in venture capital, regional economic development and energy policy. In 2007, as a visiting executive at the Meyer Memorial Trust, he developed a investing thesis on mission related investing (MRI); this tool has since been adopted by several institutions. In late 2007, he formed Equilibrium Capital Group; an investment firm focused on growth equity investment opportunities in the area of sustainability.

Previously, Dave was a general partner at OVP Venture Partners, joining the firm in 2001, focused on early stage tech venture investing. Prior to OVP, Dave founded GeoTrust (acquired by Verisign 2006) & The Ascent Group; was Vice President Marketing Mentor Graphics; was an associate at McKinsey & Co; and was an early team member in 1978-84 at Solectron. Dave has a B.A. in biology, from the University of California, Berkeley and a M.M. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.



Tasha Seitz

is a Partner and founding board member at Impact Engine, where she is responsible for sourcing and diligence of early and growth stage companies. Prior to joining Impact Engine, she was a partner with JK&B Capital, a technology venture capital firm, where she was responsible for identifying, evaluating, and making investments in early stage start-up software companies. Her post-investment responsibilities included serving on boards of directors, managing growth, coaching and hiring management teams, and managing investments through exit.

Tasha also serves as Adjunct Professor of Social Impact at the Kellogg School of Management and as a member of Echoing Green's Investor Advisory Group.  She is also a founding partner and board director for the Chicago chapter of Social Venture Partners. Tasha earned a BA from Wellesley College and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.


Adam Wolfensohn

is the Managing Partner of Encourage Capital.

Previously, Adam was managing director at Wolfensohn Fund Management and also managed the Wolfensohn family office cleantech and environmental markets strategies. He produced the climate change documentary Everything’s Cool that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007. From 2002 to 2003, he worked with Conservation International to create a market for carbon credits from avoided deforestation projects.

Prior to 2002, Adam composed music for numerous films, television commercials, and theater productions, as founder and CEO of “Red Ramona,” an award winning music and sound design studio in New York City.  He is a trustee of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Yad Hanadiv, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and Bang on a Can. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Adam earned a B.A. from Princeton University and a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

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Matt Azznara

is an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley’s Global Sustainability Office where he leads Product Management of digital products that support sustainable investing. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was a Digital Product Manager at PIMCO responsible for digital capabilities including oversight of global websites, Mutual Fund data and content, and digital marketing capabilities. Matt serves as a board member of The Doe Fund, a non-profit organization focused on breaking cycles of homelessness and incarceration. He graduated from Boston College with a degree in Management with concentrations in Marketing and Information Systems.


Participating Companies

Morgan Stanley

Social Finance

TriLinc Global LLC

International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group)




The Rockefeller Foundation

Finance in Motion


Refugee Integration Insights

Secha Capital

Encourage Capital

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