Imogen Rose-Smith is the co-founder of Combinate Capital, a financial services firm focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. She serves as an advisor to investment managers and asset owners on sustainable investments, business development, and communications. And is an affiliate partner of IoTask, a Boston based management consulting company focused on technology and innovation.
An award-winning journalist, Imogen has over 15 years’ experience covering institutional asset management as a Senior Writer with Institutional Investor magazine. She was a 2017 – 2019 fellow of the Office of the Chief Investment Officer, University of California Regents, where she worked on ESG and sustainability issues. As a journalist her areas of expertise include: institutional investors, hedge funds, venture capital, impact investing, diversity and inclusion, government policy and long term asset ownership. She is a recurring contributor to Impact Alpha’s Returns on Investment podcast.
Imogen served on the inaugural Advisory Board of Girls Who Invest, a not-for-profit focused on increasing the number of women in investment management roles. She is a member of the content planning committee for High Water Women’s annual Impact Investment Symposium. She is a co-founder of the Maui ESG Investment Project, an initiative to bring sustainable investment capital into Maui and diversify the Hawaii economy.
From 2012 to 2014 Imogen worked as a consultant to the Robert F Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights on its Compass conference program, a high-level conference aimed at engaging asset owners in issues relating to the environment, social responsibility and corporate governance. She represented the RFK Center in negotiations with the Department of Labor with regards to the November 2015 DOL guidance concerning impact investing and shareholder engagement.
Imogen has an MA in American Studies from Columbia University and a BA from the University of East Anglia, England. She lives in Brooklyn and Orient, NY.