We’re growing! We’re delighted to welcome Alice Catalano and Dirk de Vlaam
This summer we welcomed two new senior professionals to the team. Alice Catalano has been appointed SVP of Investor Relations and Business Development – North America. She joins Sarona from NGP Energy Capital Management, while Dirk de Vlaam, SVP of Investor Relations – Europe, joins us from Triple Jump and Franklin Templeton.
Both Dirk and Alice, with their respective track records in fundraising and investor relations, will be a tremendous asset for Sarona. Alice will be based out of Greenwich, Connecticut and Dirk will be based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Welcome, Alice and Dirk!
Sarona at the United Nations General Assembly in NYC, September 2018
António Guterres, the UN Secretary General, is eager to support private sector players that are creating a better world. He and his colleagues recognise that the public sector can’t do it alone. So, all through the UN General Assembly week in mid-September, our friends at the Center for Global Health and Diplomacy have arranged meetings and receptions with world leaders, specifically for Sarona and its friends. If you are interested, let us know.
Impact Investing Lunch & Learn with Fund Managers in Boulder, Colorado
We will co-host an informal lunch & learn event with our friends from Impact Assets, Iroquois Valley, MicroVest and Ecotrust Forest Management in Boulder, Colorado on October 4. Leaders from each of the co-hosting firms will offer insights into impact investing and share their expertise from across a range of geographies, asset classes and themes. If you happen to be in the area, we hope you will join.
Save-the-date: Sarona reception at the MEDA convention
We invite those attending MEDA’s convention in Indianapolis to join us for an informal reception at a nearby TJI Fridays on November 9. More information to come, but in the meantime, learn more about the MEDA convention here.
Upcoming industry events
Sarona will speak at industry events across Europe in the coming months — be sure to say hello if you’re attending as well.
Here’s where we will be:
Markets Group Private Equity Europe Forum in London, September 18–19
Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) Investor Forum in Paris, October 29–31
Big Path’s Impact Capitalism Summit hosted by the Partners Group in Zug, November 7–8
TBLI conference in Stockholm, November 8–9
2018 Annual Values Report - Get the latest on Sarona’s impact in Delivering Prosperity for All
Our 2018 annual values report was released at the end of July and we’re grateful for the feedback we have received thus far.
The report includes three thought pieces from esteemed industry leaders who benevolently contributed their voices to our report. Thank you to Mary Ellen Iskenderian from Womens World Banking, David Bohigian from OPIC, and Allan Sauder from MEDA for sharing your insights, which helped to augment the impact story that is woven throughout the report.