These are some of the blogs I have written and some of the media coverage of me -
Listen to Impact Investing leader and CEO of Impact Experience, Jenna Nicholas give her take on America’s Purpose and how investors of all types can make smarter investments that can generate financial, social, and environmental returns. From her investing experience across the globe to her work to help American communities as diverse as West Virginia and Alabama, Jenna describes the basics of impact investing and how it can serve as an important catalyst to American progress in the 21st Century. Enjoy!
Jenna Nicholas, Grist 50, 2020
March 19 2020
Each year, the nonprofit media organization Grist searches high and low for the most inspiring innovators and do-ers working on fresh solutions to the planet’s biggest problems. The result is a collection of 50 Fixers working to build a sustainable world that works for everyone. Solutions come in many shapes and sizes: exciting technologies, smart campaigns, forward-thinking legislation, innovative products, courageous organizations. Fixers vary, too; they include farmers, entrepreneurs, comedians, activists, scholars, scientists, and more.
Jenna Nicholas, Founder of Impact Experience Has Been Selected for the Forbes 30 Under 30- Social Entrepreneurs
December 3rd 2019
Jenna Nicholas is the founder of Impact Experience, which identifies problems plaguing marginalized communities (with help from local leaders) and then partners with philanthropists and investors to make a measurable difference
Meet The Stanford MBA CEO Making A Social Impact
August 27th 2019
Jenna Nicholas is Stanford through and through. With a Stanford MBA, this CEO leading an impact investing firm ready to make a difference
How Stanford GSB Alumni Are Helping an Appalachian Town Move Beyond Goal
April 5th 2019
Social entrepreneurs Daryn Dodson, MBA ’07, and Jenna Nicholas, MBA ’17, are building a more just, sustainable, and prosperous world — one community at a time.
Stanford Regains the Top MBA Ranking Spot
January 28th 2018
The business school's all-around success is closely linked with that Silicon Valley.
Jenna Nicholas, MBA '17: Investing the Effort to Understand Marginalized Communities' Funding Needs
August 3rd 2017
Impact Experience, the 2017 Social Innovation Fellow's latest venture, uses the power of local knowledge to help plan effective, caring partnerships.
Divest-Invest & the Future of New Energy Solution
Impact Investing: New Enterprises and Collaborations,
May 21st 2013
A report from the Investors’ Circle conference.
The Emergence of Philanthropy in China,
January 18th 2013
A report from the first-ever China Philanthropy Forum.
Stanford Social Innovation Review Blog: The Development of Civil Society in China, October 1st 2012
"Since the Wenchuan Earthquake of 2008, there has been an increasing interest in the philanthropy and impact investing sectors in China. China’s economic miracle and the huge rise in GDP over the past ten years under the leadership of Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao is well documented. This period will go down in Chinese history as an age of great industrialization and urbanization. It has lifted hundreds of millions of people from poverty, improving living standards of a vast new urban middle class, creating more billionaires than anywhere in the world except the US, and turning China into the world’s largest manufacturing center. Furthermore, thanks to the new elite class, travel, trade, and the Internet, China is now deeply and irreversibly connected to the rest of the world."
Stanford Social Innovation Review Blog, Exploring Philanthropy and Impact Investing in China,
July 27th 2012
A look at best practices between the US and China, and reflections from a recent Phoenix Global Impact trip.
The Times, London, article on Stanford University, mentioning Jenna Nicholas,
12th May 2012
Stanford Social Innovation Review Blog: Bringing Philanthropy to China,
May 27th 2011
Insight into the cultural, philosophical, and historical factors that shape China’s emerging philanthropic efforts.
Skoll 2011 Interviews: Rod Schwartz, Lars Johansen, and Biju Mohandas,
April 15th 2011
Interview with Rod Schwartz, founder of ClearlySo, a company that helps entrepreneurs with raising capital, team building, product sales, and financial management. http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/skoll_2011_interviews_rod_schwartz_lars_johansen_and_biju_mohandas
Jenna Nicholas: An entrepreneurial spirit crossing continents,
March 7th 2011
"It is a question of totally integrating ethics, morality, business practice and focus - and finding the courage to speak out with conviction even against the backdrop of a sceptical audience. And what is constantly amazing is that it works!"