Tami K.

United States


A pioneer and thought leader in impact investing, Tami is a Harvard-trained strategist & former Bain consultant working at the intersection of the highest levels of govt, nonprofits & business. Frequently consulted as a subject matter expert on impact alignment while achieving market rate financial returns, Tami has run sessions on diligencing impact investments for some of the world’s largest asset managers and highest net worth families. Over the past decade, she's launched and managed several programs to support social entrepreneurs the world over. Known for her proprietary framework, InvestingSMART/ScalingBEST, Tami has lectured on scaling social entrepreneurship and diligencing investments at Harvard, Yale & UPenn, and has mentored multiple African teams through to winning global business plan competitions. Committed to moving the needle on tackling previously unsolvable problems, Tami also helps clients structure the replacement of traditional philanthropic models that institutionalize dependency with innovative solutions that empower recipients and equally focus on solving underlying endemic issues, often without additional outlays of capital, instead shifting focus from funding to financing. Frequently tapped at the UN as a subject matter expert on impact at scale, Tami co-curated the inaugural TEDx UNPlaza, co-chaired a conference on tech-for-good live-streamed globally from the UN General Assembly, delivered the closing keynote for the annual UN NGO Conference, led training on impact investing for all of UNDP Asia, and advised UNSIF on launching a series of SDG-focused $100M-$200M USD blended capital funds. She served on the curriculum development committee launching the UN Transformational Leadership course for HQ & field staff across agencies & continents, playing an integral role in creating curricula and teaching modules on leadership, resiliency and systems thinking to inspire leadership to move innovation and impact beyond current frameworks.


  • monitoring / evaluation
  • trade customs
  • development
  • entrepreneurism
  • work
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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