VP, Impact and Strategic Initiatives
As Vice President for Impact and Strategic Initiatives, Ellen is responsible for tracking progress and impact of the Closed Loop Fund portfolio, and generating actionable insights for portfolio partners, investors, municipalities, and industry. She is also a member of Closed Loop Fund’s due diligence team. Ellen directs research, including recent studies on the capital landscape for circular supply chains, PET, glass and multi-family recycling.
Ellen brings considerable experience in management consulting, partnership development, research and evaluation to Closed Loop Partners. She spent 6 years as a strategy consultant with FSG, the social impact consulting firm co-founded by Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter. Her clients included Fortune 500 companies, philanthropic foundations, governments, and national nonprofit organizations. She also directed learning and knowledge exchange for members and partners of FSG’s Shared Value Initiative, including Walmart, Nestlé and Coca-Cola, among others. During this time, she led the research team behind Fortune Magazine’s inaugural “Change the World” list, featuring $1Bn+ companies addressing global challenges through profitable business models.