Director of Strategy and Development
Andy serves as Director of Strategy and Development. He focuses on strategic planning, program development, and external relations. His work in impact investing began when he was a strategy consultant with the Monitor Institute. At Monitor he was part of the team that produced the Investing for Social & Environmental Impact report (2009) and supported the business planning for the GIIN and several of its initiatives.
Amit’s other projects at the Monitor Institute included strategic planning and organizational development work for nonprofit organizations and foundations. Andy previously worked in the private sector as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company. He left Bain to work in global health. He also worked in the corporate philanthropy units of Gap Inc. and Johnson & Johnson. Amit holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, an MPA from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Swarthmore College.
Canny Serves as Manager of the Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS). Canny focuses on continuous improvement of the IRIS framework, as well as the development and maintenance of a secure repository of IRIS data from organizations that span sectors and national boundaries.
Before joining the GIIN, Canny was based in New Delhi India serving as the Manager of Monitoring and Evaluation for the Clinton Foundation. Previously, Canny has worked for Endeavor in South Africa and led a for-profit social enterprise initiative for DuPont in India. Early in his career Canny helped to get a VC backed technology startup off the ground; he has also managed implementations of several large scale software systems. Canny holds a BS in Information Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a MBA in Sustainable Global Enterprise from Cornell University.
Director of IRIS
Sandy serves as the Director of the Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS). She focuses on promoting adoption of the IRIS standards and overseeing the evolution of the IRIS taxonomy and indicators.
Sandy previously worked in product development, business development, and strategic planning with several technology companies. Sandy also conducted public health research in malaria, HIV/AIDS, and cancer, among other areas. Sandy holds a BA in Applied Mathematics from Brown University and an MSc in Statistics from the University of Washington.
Manager, Investors’ Council
Gillian serves as Manager of the GIIN Investors’ Council. She is focused on developing and managing the programs and services for the members of our Investors’ Council.
Prior to joining the GIIN, Gillian was a manager at Enterprise Solutions to Poverty (ESP), where she worked with leading companies in India, China, Colombia and Mexico to build inclusive business strategies that engage the poor. At ESP, Gillian designed and managed programs that incorporated a range of strategic and financial partners covering areas of agribusiness, microfinance and social enterprise. Gillian began her career at Cambridge Associates providing investment portfolio analysis to large non-profit endowments, and was a business strategy consultant at Braun Consulting. Gillian also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama where she advised rural artisan groups on business operations, marketing and sales. Gillian holds an MBA and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia Business School and The School of International and Public Affairs, and a BA in psychology from Harvard University.
Associate Director of Communications
Mansur serves as Associate Director of Communications. She oversees communications about GIIN projects and initiatives, including the Investors’ Council and Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS). Mansur also highlights the impact investment industry more broadly through the GIIN website and newsletters, events with GIIN staff and partners, and press outreach.
Mansur worked previously in the office of communications and media relations at the New York City Department of Education and as a book and author publicist for several publishing houses. She graduated with a BA from the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Communications from the Annenberg School.
Jaden serves as Program Associate. He is responsible for supporting the execution of GIIN activities and initiatives including relationship management, communications, research, and operations.
Jaden previously worked at the Monitor Group, a global strategy consulting firm, focusing primarily on marketing, media, and technology strategy. He also serves as a pro-bono consultant for the Robin Hood Foundation. Jaden is a graduate of Harvard College with a BA in Economics.
Director of Programs and Operations
Candy serves as Director of Programs and Operations. She is focused on the development of the GIIN’s programmatic agenda including the Investors’ Council and its working groups (such as Terragua), and manages overall operations for the organization.
Prior to working with the GIIN, Candy served as a principal for Sustainable Finance Ltd. where she helped build and lead the firm’s North American business. At SFL, Candy advised leading commercial and investment banks on sustainability strategy formulation, environmental and social risk management, the identification of environmentally superior investment opportunities and stakeholder engagement. Candy also served as Vice President for Environmental Affairs at Citigroup where she worked with key business units to shape and implement the firm’s environmental policies and programs, and managed the Citi Foundation’s global environmental grantmaking program. Prior to Citigroup, Candy was a Program Officer for the Surdna Foundation where her portfolio focused on biodiversity and climate protection initiatives. Candy began her career at EA Capital, one of the first financial advisory firms to specialize in developing new business and investment opportunities related to resource efficiency, clean energy, and sustainable forestry.