Pact Ventures appoints new president

Pact Ventures appoints new president

Pact has appointed veteran impact investment fund manager Miguel Granier to lead Pact Ventures, a Pact business unit serving communities across the world through impact investing and social enterprise development.

Granier brings more than 13 years of experience in social enterprise. He joins Pact from Invested Development, a successful impact investing management firm that he founded in Boston in 2009.

“With his experience and impressive accomplishments, Miguel is a proven leader in impact investing and social enterprise,” said Mark Viso, Pact’s president and CEO. “We see these as critical tools to help us achieve our vision of a world where all people own their future. We know Miguel will help us tremendously as we continue to strive to create the most impact possible.”

Pact established Pact Ventures in 2015 as part of a strategic expansion toward innovative funding mechanisms. Pact Ventures builds partnerships with the private sector, including traditional corporations, social enterprises and impact investors, to create both social and financial returns that improve people’s lives around the world.

A leader in the emerging impact investing space, Pact also in 2015 launched a new impact investing forum for INGOs, along with Mercy Corps, GOAL, InsideNGO and the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs. The forum helps organizations collaborate and learn from one another.

“Pact has built global scale by focusing on local solutions to local problems, and that is exactly what impact investing needs,” Granier said. “I’m excited to join a team with a proven ability to build sustainable solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.”

Prior to Invested Development, Granier was the founding investment manager for First Light Ventures and founder of MCAP Consulting. He began his career in social enterprise as a loan officer for Accion New York in 2003. His earlier positions include time at Fidelity National Financial.

Granier begins in his new role at Pact on Jan. 9.

 

About Pact – Pact, an international nongovernmental organization, is the promise of a better tomorrow for all those who are poor and marginalized. Working in partnership to develop local solutions that enable people to own their own future, Pact helps people and communities build their capacity to generate income, improve access to quality health services, and gain lasting benefit from the sustainable use of the natural resources around them. At work in more than 30 countries, Pact is building local promise with an integrated, adaptive approach that is shaping the future of international development.

Pact is a top 10 implementing partner of U.S. Agency for International Development and serves several other national aid agencies, as well as private funders such as the Gates Foundation and The Coca-Cola Foundation, and corporations including Chevron. www.pactworld.org

 

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