As a pioneer in impact investing, Ashley Allen Jones is committed to breaking traditional financial models that separate social and financial returns and aligning capital behind commercial enterprises whose core business activities generate positive social or environmental impact. At i2, she leads the creation and development of innovative financing vehicles to support impact investments across conservation, education, energy and health sectors. Prior to founding i2, Ms. Allen Jones was a Co-founder and Partner in the Endeavor Group, an international consultancy that represents the business, legal and philanthropic interests of a select group of high net worth individuals and family offices. In that capacity she provided strategic, financial, tax, governance and operational advice and support to a range of cutting edge private and philanthropic initiatives including The Girl Effect (Nike), The Harman Center for the Arts (Harman Family Foundation), Malaria No More (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) and youthCONNECT (Venture Philanthropy Partners). Previously, Ms. Allen Jones was a Principal in Women’s Growth Capital Fund, a a pioneering gender lens investment fund. Ms. Allen Jones served as a Vice President of Quarterdeck Investment Partners (Jefferies), and as a Senior Associate in the international corporate finance practice of Coopers and Lybrand (PriceWaterhouseCoopers), where she facilitated a range of global buyout transactions on behalf of private equity firms including the Carlyle Group and Doughty Hansen. She began her career as an Analyst with Alex. Brown & Sons (Deutsche Bank). Ms. Allen Jones serves on the Board of Climate & Capital Media and on the Environmental Finance Advisory Board of the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency. Ms. Allen Jones earned an MBA with distinction (Beta Gamma Sigma) from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, and a BA in American Studies from the University of Colorado. She is originally from Lander, WY.