Marieke Beeuwkes Spence
Marieke Spence is Executive Director of Impact Capital Managers, a network of private capital funders investing for impact-driven financial return in the US and Canada. Marieke comes to ICM from Synergos where she was a Director of the Global Philanthropists Circle, a peer learning community of 400+ philanthropists and social investors, and launched affinity groups focused on impact investing and sustainable food systems. Prior to Synergos Marieke was a Senior Consultant at TCC Group, a social impact consulting firm. She has studied impact investing as a Summer Fellow at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and her thought leadership has been published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Foundation Review, and GrantCraft. She is co-author with Jacob Harold, Joshua Spitzer, and Jed Emerson of “Environmental Impact Investing: Co-Managing the Ecological and Economic Household,” published in Social Finance (Oxford University Press, 2016).
Marieke was formerly Director of Corporate Communication and Strategy at The Kessler Group; producer of On Point, a nationally-syndicated news program on National Public Radio; and Assistant Director of Communications at the Council on Foreign Relations. Marieke holds a MALD in International Business and Communication from The Fletcher School at Tufts University and a BA from Brown University. She has completed coursework at Oxford University’s Said Business School and the London School of Economics and Political Science.
An active (amateur) pianist and lapsed violist, Marieke serves on the board of Exploring the Metropolis, a nonprofit fostering a vibrant and prolific performing arts community around shared resources of space and talent. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.