Impact Investing

The NEXUS Working Group on Impact Investing fosters a community in which the next generation of investors is encouraged to invest focusing on market return rates with empathy, inspiration, and creativity.

History + Overview

The NEXUS Working Group on Impact Investing is the leading Next Gen Impact Investing network bringing together Next Gen philanthropists, Impact Investors and social entrepreneurs. Investors, social entrepreneurs, researchers, advisers, and philanthropists come together to accelerate Impact Investing globally through education and expansive investment opportunities. Philanthropically minded NEXUS Members passionate about Impact Investing are introduced to a network that provides them with the resources and knowledge to maximize their social impact. We aim to inspire, educate, empower, and collaborate through the broad spectrum of developing topics and trends in Impact Investing. These include, but are not limited to the environment, gender lens investing, human rights, financial inclusion, education, real assets and bottom of the pyramid.



We foster a community in which the next generation of investors is encouraged to invest focusing on market return rates with empathy, inspiration, and creativity.


Tharald Nustad

Tharald Nustad

Co-Chair of NEXUS Working Group on Impact Investing

Tharald Nustad is a tech entrepreneur and investor focusing on impact business. He is the founder of Nordic Impact, a company that incubates and invests in impact tech startups and impact funds. Tharald has been part of starting Katapult Future Fest, an event focusing on technology and impact investing, and Katapult Accelerator, a leading accelerator for impact tech startups. He is engaged in building the impact investing ecosystem in the Nordics. Tharald works with Ashoka helping social entrepreneurs, and is an active member of Toniic. He also leads Mallin, a family office focusing on Impact real estate developments.

Steph Cordes

Steph Cordes

Co-Chair of NEXUS Working Group on Impact Investing

Steph Cordes is Vice Chair of the Cordes Foundation, working to advance the Foundation’s ethical fashion and sustainable supply chain initiatives. Prior to joining the Foundation, Steph held positions at Conde Nast and luxury fashion brands Alberta Ferretti and Maiyet. She serves on the Board of Directors for Indego Africa, an innovative social enterprise that lifts artisans and their families out of poverty, and the Advisory Board for Soko, a Kenyan-based ethical fashion brand. Steph is an active member of the Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle and the NEXUS Impact Investing Steering Committee and Ethical Fashion Lab.

Resources for Impact Investing

Our comprehensive research & reports page is a collection of the most recent reports on Impact Investing organized by sector/asset class as well as specific areas of interests: NEXUS Impact Investing research & reports.

Thought Leaders in the Impact Investing Space

NEXUS is fortunate to have had these thought leaders and many others join NEXUS for conversations and salons

  • Bridges Ventures
  • Fran Seegull,  Impact Investing Alliance
  • Trillium Asset Management
  • Calvert Impact Capital
  • JP Morgan 
  • Ibrahim Alhusseini
  • HST Solar
  • The Prime Coalition 
  • Sonen Capital
  • Josh Cohen, Citylight Capital
  • Bamboo Finance
  • John Goldstein, Imprint 
  • Veris Wealth Partners


Speaker Series

Bi-weeky speakers series via phone call with investors, founders and CEOs of Impact Investing funds, fund of funds, social enterprises, incubators and market participants take place every two weeks. 

Delegations & Discounts

Discounts to various Impact Investing conferences and speaking opportunities are awarded to interested members. Exclusive delegations to some of the world’s top investment conferences are also organized. 

Impact Investing Trainings

An additional full day of training IMPINV 101 and 201 is available for each NEXUS Summit (global and regional) in collaborations with Impact Investing professionals and Universities including Harvard as well as presentations of innovative Impact Investing companies and social entrepreneurs.

Members Only Salons

NEXUS Impact Investing Salons are organized in intimate settings worldwide on a monthly basis as well during the largest Impact Investing conferences (NEXUS, Milken, SOCAP, CGI, EVPA, FLI etc.) 

Field Trips & High Level Meetings

Member only field trips are organized quarterly to meet with social entrepreneurs and leading impact investors and investment funds on the ground in both emerging and developed markets

How to Get Involved

Our online community serves as an open-ended forum for Members of the NEXUS network seeking to exchange ideas, share events or information, and join forces.

Upcoming Events:

To see what Impact Investing Salons, Delegations and other events are upcoming, visit our Event’s Page. Please note, that you must be a member to access the full event calendar. Not a member? Membership is based on your acceptance and attendance to a multi-day event. Apply here for our next upcoming Summit.

Contact Us

The Impact Investing Working Group has motivated our members to move millions of dollars into impact investing. Interested in learning about, getting more involved in impact investing or sponsoring one of our salons? For more information or to receive updates about the work we do, please fill out the form or contact Vanessa Grellet and Therald Nustad at

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