Senior Advisor, Impact Investing Council Chair
Patricia M. Dinneen has focused on Emerging Markets for most of her 36-year career. She joined the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) in February 2014 as a Senior Advisor and was appointed Chair of the EMPEA Impact Investing Council in 2013, to help professionalize and scale the impact investing industry. Previously she served as Managing Director at Siguler Guff & Company, a global private equity investment firm with over $10 billion in assets under management. During her 9+ years at Siguler Guff, Dr. Dinneen built and managed the BRIC private equity business, focusing on Brazil, Russia, India, China and select frontier markets. She has also held positions at Cambridge Associates, British Telecommunications, Hughes Communications, RAND Corporation and the U. S. White House. Dr. Dinneen holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.), London School of Economics (M.Sc.) and MIT (Ph.D.). She is involved in multiple philanthropic and impact investing activities.
Academics and researchers have long viewed Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) and Equitable Financing as the Holy Grail of Islamic Finance. Many of the stipulations of Islamic Finance have been widely rationalized as being necessary for equitable growth and as being more humane, compassionate even more environmentally sustainable than secular banking practices in their larger impact […]