Meet your fellow community members.

Get to know some of the contributors who are reading, rating and writing on our platform.

A snapshot of our community.

Here you can meet just a handful of our community. They're ordinary people, doing extraordinary work and contributing to building the world's largest knowledge database on the impact that businesses have on the planet. Some of them have taken our Certified Impact Analyst programme to enhance their understanding of impact and improve their contribution. You're welcome to do so too, simply sign up for our free course. In the meantime, say hello to some of our community members, you're welcome to join them anytime!

Meet Rhythm

Name: Rhythm Banerjee


Location: Switzerland, Geneva


Tell us a little about yourself: I am a spirited young learner with a passion for numbers, nature and fitness. I am a Bhajan Global Scholar studying International Trade-Finance and Sustainability for my Master's degree and love working on projects involving renewable energy, climate risk and education.


What motivated you to join the community? The ability to kick off a domino effect on sustainable financing through my reports and the accreditation attesting one's skills to demonstrate numerical ability, high-quality writing and effectual analyses motivated me to become an impact analyst.


Tell us a famous motto or quote that inspires you:

"You think of money and you cannot do the right thing, but money will always come once you do the right thing, so the effort should be to do the right thing." - Mohan Singh Oberoi, Founder of Oberoi Hotels

Meet Sofya

Name: Sofya Khlebnikova


Location: Switzerland, Geneva & Kazan, Russia (place of birth)


Tell us a little about yourself: I am a lifetime student with the infinite search for knowledge, while I finished a bachelor’s degree in International Relations in summer 2019, I chose to continue with an additional year for a dual bachelor’s degree in business administration. I am striving to grow more and continue developing myself outside of the general required studies, therefore; I am always all over the place not only in what I learn but also in what I discover in each sphere of my life, such as sports, arts and hobbies. My passion is people and I always light up when I can do something for this world.


What motivated you to join the community? The passion for analysing and research as well as for Sustainable development and striving to see the achievement of the 17 SDGs motivated me to contribute and to become a useful tool in the sphere of knowledge that I believe we can grow ourselves.


Tell us a famous motto or quote that inspires you:

"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield." Lord Alfred Tennyson

Meet Nadja-Timea

Name: Nadja-Timea Scherrer


Location: Switzerland, Zurich


Tell us a little about yourself: Impact Entrepreneur and puppy lover from Switzerland & Partner at Social Impact Communications Boutique plus305. I am passionate about life and our business because I do what I love: we use our Creativity and Communication skills as a force for good. We also have an Impact Hub where we donate our SDG projects to the world.


What motivated you to join the community? We all want to make an impact, but if you can't measure it, you can't improve it. Impact measurement is a challenge and I like your approach.


Can you tell us a famous motto or quote that inspires you?

"Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother." Khalil Gibran

Meet Bruno

Name: Bruno Besek


Location: Netherlands, Amsterdam


Tell us a little about yourself: Im a football player in heart but converted to a sustainability fanatic. Apart from that, I’m enjoying my life in Amsterdam, hiking and reading mind-boggling books about re-inventing and replacing capitalism (a silent shout-out to the ‘Winners Take All’)


What motivated you to join the community? To explore how much I already know about impact and sustainability analysis and ended it satisfied with the answer. At the moment of taking the Impact Analyst course, I was actually on a sabbatical, travelling and the course provided a nice catch-up with the main approaches in the impact analysis.


Can you tell us a famous motto or quote that inspires you?

We have no need of other worlds. We need mirrors. We don’t know what to do with other worlds. A single world, our own, suffices us; but we can’t accept it for what it is.” Stanislaw Lem

Meet Marianne

Name: Marianne Schörling

Location: Switzerland, Geneva

Tell us a little about yourself: I am a think-tanker and entrepreneurial strategist who partners with executives and organizations to leverage their positive impact in their communities. I love playing Bach violin sonata or creating modern Glodsmith's art at a co-shared atelier, when not working at The Geneva Macro Labs where I co-develop business and policy solutions to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


What motivated you to join the community? I am a positive impact hunter who is fully committed to leverage collaborations that focus on sustainable development, global health and human rights. After my PhD in sociology, I joined the certification program of Impaakt which was a perfect way for me to catalyze my approach on how to measure different impact layers within a wider system. It opened up the door to a vibrant community of experts, dedicated to drive positive change.

Can you tell us a famous motto or quote that inspires you?
The future is literally in our hands to mould as we like. But we cannot wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow is now.” Eleanor Roosevelt

Meet Cyrille

Name: Cyrille Alhéritière


Location: Geneva, Switzerland


Tell us a little about yourself: After 20 years in technology, management consulting & banking, am now focusing on start-ups & SMEs in technology & sustainable development, providing fundraising, valuation & due-diligence services to this fascinating ecosystem. A KIVA investor for the best part of a decade, I am pursuing advanced studies in Finance & Responsible Investments at the Sustainability Management School, Switzerland. Off-days take me ski-touring (photo) in the winter and on the water in the summer.


What motivated you to join the community? Advising founders and investors in the tech & sustainability space naturally requires traditional financial & risk analysis, but also a clear approach for impact assessment. Learning from Impaakt's methodology was an invaluable step to sharpening up on this skill. Impaakt's community ratings helps investors & assessed corporations alike to direct funds & focus actions on what matters to the community.


Can you tell us a famous motto or quote that inspires you?

"Life is a road, full of turn-offs, short sprints and long runs, We'll deal with it as it comes, If I lose my way I'll follow you." Hilltop Hoods

Meet Jérôme

Name: Jérôme Engelmann

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Tell us a little about yourself: Full-time worker in finance. I particularly enjoy good food, especially when the meal is shared with friends and family, whom I like to stay close to. I did my studies between Geneva and New York, which remains my adoptive city.

What motivated you to join the community? As a millennial working in finance, I think is it important that each individual shares their knowledge in order to improve the current situation of and on the planet.

Can you tell us a famous motto or quote that inspires you?

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” Thomas Jefferson

Meet Marie-Christine

Name: Marie-Christine Pouyat

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a full-time, five child mother, full-time worker and continuously learning new concepts. I have worked for a long time in different companies, the last one was in a private bank where I was in charge of all external connections. After this 11-year experience, I created my own business as an independent consultant in: business optimisation, finance tools selection, and today I've set up with other talents a company dedicated to entrepreneurship coaching and support. Learning impact analysis gave me the time to reconcile my personal interest for the SDG's and how companies implement these objectives in their values production.

What motivated you to join the community? As individuals, we each have distinct goals, as shaped by our values and beliefs, which may throughout life's journey. However, as investors, we may struggle to reflect these values and beliefs in our portfolios. While there is no one solution that matches the diversity of the investor community, there is a common framework that can be adapted to meet each individual's investment goals. As an impact analyst I found a way to reconcile, within a common framework, traditional investment objectives with purpose.

Can you tell us a famous motto or quote that inspires you?

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” Eleanor Roosevelt

Meet Renate

Name: Renate Günther


Location: Geneva, Switzerland


Tell us a little about yourself: I'm the Co-Founder and Vice-President of the grassroots movement and Do Tank Geneva Macro Labs. What drives me is to contribute to “walking the talk” when it comes to delivering the SDGs. I have a passion for nature and the outdoors and love trail running, ski-touring and free-ride skiing.

What motivated you to join the impact community?

I'm always eager to learn new things and was asking myself what good is a climate rating if car-makers producing gas guzzlers are still rated A.

Can you tell us a famous motto or quote that inspires you?

"The impossible exists only until we find a way to make it possible." Mike Horn

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