Nia Impact Capital Appoints Vanessa Lopez to Chief Operating Officer


Ms. Lopez will lead the efforts to launch the firm’s first mutual fund at the intersection of environmental sustainability and social justice.


December 8th, 2020, Oakland, California

Nia Impact Capital LLC, the California-based impact asset manager, is proud to announce that Vanessa Lopez has joined their impact investment team serving as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. In an effort to scale Nia’s positive impact, Ms. Lopez will focus initially on the launch of the Nia Global Solutions mutual fund, an important aspect of Nia’s efforts to democratize access to impact investing. She will also play an integral role in executing the overall growth and impact strategy of the firm.  

Previously Ms. Lopez oversaw operations, marketing, and finance as Chief Operating Officer at Global Brigades. At the multinational health and development organization, she worked to develop the initial strategies and processes to launch market-based solutions to alleviate rural poverty in Central America based on a unique integrated community development model combining water, hygiene and healthcare. During her ten years at Global Brigades, she built the organization’s administrative structures, compliance systems, web technologies, and marketing strategies.

Vanessa earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting at the University of Washington.