Ariella Rotenberg is a Senior Associate at The ImPact, where she leads The ImPact’s education initiative. Ariella co-authored several of The ImPact’s publications, including the Early Stage, Real Assets, and Private Equity asset class primers; Impact Investing: A Primer for Family Foundations; The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Jim Sorenson case studies; and the first impact sector primer about impact investing in water. Prior to The ImPact, Ariella worked as a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations where she conducted in-depth research on topics including global health, gender and inequality, and national security. Ariella earned an M.Phil in Development Economics from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. from Harvard University in Social Studies. Ariella’s undergraduate thesis focused on the self-identification of Palestinian citizens of Israel. Ariella speaks Hebrew and studied Arabic during her undergraduate years.


Mission Investing: Resources and Advice for Family Philanthropy

Posted on July 13, 2017 by Ariella Rotenberg, Jake Sargent, Lenora Suki

While mission investing is a trend that’s sweeping the field, families may face a variety of unexpected challenges when implementing a mission (or impact) investment strategy. This webinar will highlight family philanthropists sharing insights on how mission investing has worked for their purposes, and how you can make it work for yours! We’ll discuss how to navigate family dynamics, mission… Read More

A Case Study in Impact Investing

Posted on May 30, 2017 by Ariella Rotenberg

The case study explores the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s mission-aligned and impact investing strategies. This is the first in a series of case studies on pioneer impact investors produced by The ImPact. The purpose of these case studies is to offer actionable insights that families can use as they work to align their investments and their values. While every family is… Read More

Impact Investing: a Primer for Family Foundations

Posted on October 24, 2016 by Ariella Rotenberg, Sam Bonsey, The Impact

A foundation is a powerful platform through which families can express their values in society. Yet, most families only use a small portion of their foundation assets to pursue their philanthropic missions. Funding solutions to the world's toughest challenges requires far more resources than are available through foundations' grantmaking alone… Read More