MArgot kane, Strategic Advisor
Margot has worked for over a decade to build innovation and growth in impact investing. Her areas of expertise include fund formation, investment strategy, portfolio management and public-private partnerships. She enjoys working with creative and solutions-oriented teams who seek to shape capital markets to better serve human society and the planet for future generations.
Most recently Margot served as CFO and Chief Investment Officer at Closed Loop Partners, where she worked with cities and operators to invest in new recycling infrastructure and technologies, while also building an innovative investment platform across debt, equity, and philanthropic strategies to further a more circular economy.
Previously, Margot led corporate strategy and innovation at the 25-year-old impact investment fund Calvert Impact Capital, which has raised and invested over $1 billion of investment capital into high-impact funds and projects around the world. In this role, she managed strategic planning and developed unique investment partnerships with various agencies, foundations, and banks that supported innovative investment strategies in areas such as women’s empowerment, urban redevelopment, and U.S. environmental opportunities. She also served as a portfolio manager and loan underwriter focused on U.S. community development funds and projects in housing, small business, education, and healthcare benefiting low-income communities. Prior to entering the investment world, she worked for Pathfinder International, an NGO specializing in women’s health in developing countries.
Margot earned her M.B.A. from University of California-Berkeley and a B.A. from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. She serves on the advisory boards of Transform Finance and the Meloy Fund. Margot lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, where she enjoys cooking Sunday dinners for friends & family, riding the ferries, and spending sunny afternoons at Brooklyn Bridge Park.