Our team is agile, passionate and experienced. We have deep networks across the for-profit, nonprofit and public sectors, and experience working in over 40 nations.


Most importantly though, we love what we do. Our gallery of seasoned consultants bring both regional and subject matter expertise, including: measurement & evaluation; impact valuation and SROI; scenario modeling; decision analysis; public health; sustainable development; carbon footprinting; agriculture and soil health; the arts; diversity, equity and inclusion; and women’s empowerment.

Sara Olsen   Sara founded SVT Group in 2001. Since then she has worked with over 100 unique clients internationally, has taught over 5,700 individuals about impact management in person, and exposed at least 35,000 more to the concepts via writings and remote trainings. She is founding board member of Social Value United States and co-chair of the methodology subcommittee of Social Value International; has taught at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and many other institutions; and is the author of several publications on impact management. Sara earned her MBA from UC Berkeley and MSW from the University of Chicago. She lives with her daughter and partner in Silicon Valley.

Sara Olsen

Sara founded SVT Group in 2001. Since then she has worked with over 100 unique clients internationally, has taught over 5,700 individuals about impact management in person, and exposed at least 35,000 more to the concepts via writings and remote trainings. She is founding board member of Social Value United States and co-chair of the methodology subcommittee of Social Value International; has taught at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and many other institutions; and is the author of several publications on impact management. Sara earned her MBA from UC Berkeley and MSW from the University of Chicago. She lives with her daughter and partner in Silicon Valley.

Courtney Kemp   Courtney is a key figure in SVT’s operations and business development efforts, and brings diverse international development project experience in the United States, Tanzania, and France to her work with clients. Courtney provides critical support in the areas of research, project management, and financial and impact due diligence for a variety of global SMEs and impact investors. She holds a BA in Applied Political Economy and French from the University of Arizona, and a dual MBA/MA in Social Enterprise and Finance and International Policy and Development from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Courtney is fluent in French and is based in the Pacific Northwest, where she is pursuing her passion for locally-driven community development.

Courtney Kemp

Courtney is a key figure in SVT’s operations and business development efforts, and brings diverse international development project experience in the United States, Tanzania, and France to her work with clients. Courtney provides critical support in the areas of research, project management, and financial and impact due diligence for a variety of global SMEs and impact investors. She holds a BA in Applied Political Economy and French from the University of Arizona, and a dual MBA/MA in Social Enterprise and Finance and International Policy and Development from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Courtney is fluent in French and is based in the Pacific Northwest, where she is pursuing her passion for locally-driven community development.

David Pritchard   David advises non-profits, social enterprises, foundations, and public sector organizations on how to assess and increase their social impact. He supports effective change-makers by helping them choose and use performance management and evaluation methods and create data that informs their strategy and operations. His advice is built on more than twenty years of experience working with nonprofit and public sector organizations in the UK, the European Union, and the US, as well as education and training in economics, social research, data analysis, evaluation, and performance management.

David Pritchard

David advises non-profits, social enterprises, foundations, and public sector organizations on how to assess and increase their social impact. He supports effective change-makers by helping them choose and use performance management and evaluation methods and create data that informs their strategy and operations. His advice is built on more than twenty years of experience working with nonprofit and public sector organizations in the UK, the European Union, and the US, as well as education and training in economics, social research, data analysis, evaluation, and performance management.

 
Eric Israel   With over 30 years of experience as a senior financial and sustainability professional, Eric currently co-leads The Conception Forum. As a senior executive consultant at Royal Dutch Shell, KPMG, and PwC, he was responsible for Shell’s first global sustainability audit, and founding partner of KPMG’s Global Sustainability Services and PwC’s Conflict Minerals Services. He previously served Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as the North America director and as an adjunct professor at Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Eric is a Chartered Accountant registered by the Royal Dutch Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam where he completed a master’s degree in accounting and finance and a bachelor’s degree in business and managerial economics.

Eric Israel

With over 30 years of experience as a senior financial and sustainability professional, Eric currently co-leads The Conception Forum. As a senior executive consultant at Royal Dutch Shell, KPMG, and PwC, he was responsible for Shell’s first global sustainability audit, and founding partner of KPMG’s Global Sustainability Services and PwC’s Conflict Minerals Services. He previously served Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as the North America director and as an adjunct professor at Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Eric is a Chartered Accountant registered by the Royal Dutch Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam where he completed a master’s degree in accounting and finance and a bachelor’s degree in business and managerial economics.

Susie Lee   Susie brings an international perspective shaped by 20 years of experience making direct equity and debt investments, fund investments, and grants in over 10 countries. She helps high growth companies and nonprofits scale their impact. By cultivating collaboration and build partnerships among commercial funds, philanthropic institutions, and social enterprises to create long term funding solutions, she has invested different types of capital to drive social and environmental impact including: three $50-100 million venture capital funds, a $140 million private debt fund, and philanthropic capital from a $1 billion foundation. She has also raised over $100 million into equity and debt funds and served as a director on nonprofit boards and boards of early and growth stage portfolio companies through highs and lows of business cycles.

Susie Lee

Susie brings an international perspective shaped by 20 years of experience making direct equity and debt investments, fund investments, and grants in over 10 countries. She helps high growth companies and nonprofits scale their impact. By cultivating collaboration and build partnerships among commercial funds, philanthropic institutions, and social enterprises to create long term funding solutions, she has invested different types of capital to drive social and environmental impact including: three $50-100 million venture capital funds, a $140 million private debt fund, and philanthropic capital from a $1 billion foundation. She has also raised over $100 million into equity and debt funds and served as a director on nonprofit boards and boards of early and growth stage portfolio companies through highs and lows of business cycles.

Shubha Kumar   Shubha’s professional experience and research focus on strategic planning, management, and evaluation. She possesses an educational background in healthcare management and policy and years of practice and innovation in social impact industries, including healthcare, higher education, and international development. She is one of the first scholars worldwide to specialize in Social Return on Investment (SROI) Analysis, a framework that can be used to measure and improve social impact, and she frequently consults and speaks on this subject.

Shubha Kumar

Shubha’s professional experience and research focus on strategic planning, management, and evaluation. She possesses an educational background in healthcare management and policy and years of practice and innovation in social impact industries, including healthcare, higher education, and international development. She is one of the first scholars worldwide to specialize in Social Return on Investment (SROI) Analysis, a framework that can be used to measure and improve social impact, and she frequently consults and speaks on this subject.

Ian David Moss   Ian helps people make smarter decisions to improve the world. He works with investors, philanthropists, and civic leaders to design programs that improve the lives of constituents and embed opportunities for learning and continuous improvement into organizational culture, guiding the distribution of more than $100 million to date. A five-time social entrepreneur, his successful ventures have inspired three spinoff organizations and a doctoral dissertation.

Ian David Moss

Ian helps people make smarter decisions to improve the world. He works with investors, philanthropists, and civic leaders to design programs that improve the lives of constituents and embed opportunities for learning and continuous improvement into organizational culture, guiding the distribution of more than $100 million to date. A five-time social entrepreneur, his successful ventures have inspired three spinoff organizations and a doctoral dissertation.

Brion Hurley   Brion is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at Business Performance Improvement in Portland, Oregon. He teaches Lean and Six Sigma classes, facilitates workshops and events, performs statistical analysis, and mentors employees through improvement efforts. He is the author of “Lean Six Sigma for Good: How improvement experts can help people in need, and help improve the environment.”

Brion Hurley

Brion is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at Business Performance Improvement in Portland, Oregon. He teaches Lean and Six Sigma classes, facilitates workshops and events, performs statistical analysis, and mentors employees through improvement efforts. He is the author of “Lean Six Sigma for Good: How improvement experts can help people in need, and help improve the environment.”

Aislinn Betancourt   Aislinn is Chief Knowledge Officer at Equity Meets Design, a think-and-do tank that merges the consciousness of equity work with the power of human-centered design. Aislinn's core expertise is organizational learning, development, and design with an equity lens and has been informed by her background in social research, strategic planning, and impact management. Aislinn was SVT’s Chief Operating Officer from 2016-2018, where she built out our impact management, marketing, operations and human resources systems.

Aislinn Betancourt

Aislinn is Chief Knowledge Officer at Equity Meets Design, a think-and-do tank that merges the consciousness of equity work with the power of human-centered design. Aislinn's core expertise is organizational learning, development, and design with an equity lens and has been informed by her background in social research, strategic planning, and impact management. Aislinn was SVT’s Chief Operating Officer from 2016-2018, where she built out our impact management, marketing, operations and human resources systems.

 
Zoe Wong   Zoe develops impact investment strategies, researches and analyzes markets/industries, and conducts investment due diligence for high-net worth individuals, families, and foundation clients. She has worked with Arabella Advisors and Third Sector Capital Partners. Zoe graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University.

Zoe Wong

Zoe develops impact investment strategies, researches and analyzes markets/industries, and conducts investment due diligence for high-net worth individuals, families, and foundation clients. She has worked with Arabella Advisors and Third Sector Capital Partners. Zoe graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University.

Aaron Tod   An aspiring impact finance, sustainable investing and ESG integration professional, Aaron is passionate about leveraging finance to assist in tackling local and global environmental and social challenges. He believes in building bridges between stakeholders to invoke the systematic change we need to drive environmentally positive behavior. A recent graduate of Marist College, he currently creating content to drive SEO performance and help build momentum for The Conception Forum as an intern with SVT Group.

Aaron Tod

An aspiring impact finance, sustainable investing and ESG integration professional, Aaron is passionate about leveraging finance to assist in tackling local and global environmental and social challenges. He believes in building bridges between stakeholders to invoke the systematic change we need to drive environmentally positive behavior. A recent graduate of Marist College, he currently creating content to drive SEO performance and help build momentum for The Conception Forum as an intern with SVT Group.

Tom Garvey   Tom is an Environmental Science major at the University of Notre Dame. Based out of San Francisco for the summer, he is currently creating content to drive SEO performance and help build momentum for The Conception Forum as an intern with SVT Group.

Tom Garvey

Tom is an Environmental Science major at the University of Notre Dame. Based out of San Francisco for the summer, he is currently creating content to drive SEO performance and help build momentum for The Conception Forum as an intern with SVT Group.

Open Positions


Intern

SVT Group is looking for bright, passionate, and curious interns to join our team for a 4-6 month internship with start dates on a rolling basis. 

We have a number of projects in mind that range from research to social media content development and are happy to work with our intern to determine a Scope of Work that is both mutually rewarding and exciting. The following are a few examples of potential intern projects:

  • Calculate the ideal amount of time we should be spending in each area of our business (operations, business development, marketing, project work, etc.) in order to reach our revenue goals for next year.

  • Contribute to the development of an updated "Pulse of Impact Management" report by: (1) developing a list of prospective fiscal sponsors, (2) supporting outreach to those sponsors, (3) maintaining an online fundraising platform, (4) developing a list of potential interviewees, and (5) supporting outreach to those potential interviewees.

  • Develop social media content for our website, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

  • Develop a database of client prospects.

  • Perform research into the demand for support related to social (including but not limited to environmental) impact measurement, management and reporting/communications, specifically although not necessarily exclusively among the following industries: Real estate development/construction; public health; philanthropy and/or impact investing; established, privately held businesses.

  • Assist, as needed, with client projects.

What we look for in an intern:

  • Commitment to social justice

  • Curiosity

  • Flexibility and adaptability

  • Excellent oral and written communication

  • Sense of humor

  • Ability to work independently

  • Integrity

  • Familiarity with social entrepreneurship and impact investing

Other requirements:

  • Intern must be willing to work remotely and secure access to both a computer and stable internet connection.

Women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

To apply for this position, please fill out the following form. We'll be in touch within the next 2 weeks if we feel there is a mutual fit!

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