Faculty & Advisers


Julia Balandina Jaquier, PhD, CFA

Founder of JBJ Consult, lecturer, and author

Julia brings a unique combination of 20+ years of practical experience in impact finance, a deep understanding of the needs of wealth owners and cutting-edge experiential education techniques. 


She is an internationally recognized expert in impact investment and a trusted adviser to major families of wealth, international banks, and the Swiss and UK Governments. Julia is the founder of JBJ Consult, the author of two books on impact investing, and sits on the (Advisory) Boards of Unilever, SIFEM, FORE Partnership, and toniic T100. 


An award-winning educator, she has lectured on impact investment at IMD, St. Gallen University, Harvard, Yale, and CEIBS. Julia was a Senior Fellow at CSP, University of Zurich, where she led the NextGen Impact Leadership Accelerator (NILA) and was a mentor and lecturer at the IRI/CSP Impact for the Next Generation program at Harvard and Zurich Universities. 

Program Director

Advisory Panel 


Monique Bär

private impact investor and philanthropist

Monique is the Founder of the Arcas Foundation, and sits on various Boards, including Educa Swiss, Forma Futura, Equimo, Oceana, and SwissFoundations. Monique has coached a variety of business organizations and non-profits since over a 25-year advisory career.

Professor Vanina Farber

elea Professor for Social Innovation, IMD

Vanina is a Professor and Director of the elea Center of Social Innovation at IMD Business School. She is an economist and political scientist specializing in social innovation, entrepreneurship, and CSR, with 20 years of teaching, researching, and consulting experience.

Rudi Hilti

Board Member, Toni Hilti Family Office 

Rudi is a Board member of the Toni Hilti Family Office and the founder of The System Change Foundation and The HUS.institute, created to support the transformation of the old economy towards an economically and ecologically sustainable present and future.

Luca Rancilio

Principal, Rancilio Cube Family Office

Luca is a Co-founder of the Rancilio Cube Family Office. Luca is an impact investor with Rancilio Cube, which has made 80+ investments in the last five years. For over 25 years, Luca was also one of the main shareholders in Rancilio Group, an espresso machine company.

Valerie Rockefeller

 Chair, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Valerie is the Chair of Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and is actively involved in aligning its endowment with its mission. She serves as a Trustee of the Asian Cultural Council, Columbia University Teachers College, Greenwich Academy, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, among others.


Guest speakers (sample*)

Monique Bär

private impact investor

and philanthropist

Basil Demeroutis

Managing Partner

FORE Partnership

Professor Vanina Farber

elea Professor for Social Innovation

IMD Business School

Jason Jay

Reto Ringger


Globalance Bank

Amanda Turner

Brigitte Baumann



Julie Engelhorn 



Paolo Fresia

private impact investor

and philanthropist

Jennifer Milliken


Kite Insights

Valerie Rockefeller

Johannes Weber

Co-founder and CEO


Steph Cordes Stephenson 


Cordes Foundation

Adrian Enthoven

Executive Chairman


Diane Isenberg

Founder and Principal

Ceaniarth Family Office

Luca Rancilio 

Eric Stephenson


Cordes Foundation

Urs Wietlisbach


Partners Group and PG Impact Investments

 * This is a sample of current/past guest speakers. The list of speakers changes from cohort to cohort, reflecting the individual learning needs of Fellows that shape the final program content.