Virginia (Gina) Foote is the Director of Impact Investment at CLF, where she helps develop market-based solutions to address New England’s environmental problems. Gina oversees three impact funds co-sponsored by CLF: the Healthy Neighborhood Equity Fund I and II, and the Healthy Retail and Commerce Fund. Gina and her team are growing CLF’s portfolio of funds. Gina identifies target markets mission-aligned with CLF’s programs where CLF can catalyze change with strategic funding facilities. She finds best-in-class partners, structures funds, helps raise capital, participates on investment committees, and oversees the monitoring and reporting of impact results over time.
Gina is an impact investing and finance professional. She has a wide range of deal experience in both investment banking and venture investing. Prior to joining CLF, Gina was CFO/COO for a private equity fund investing in clean energy and materials. Formerly, she was the CFO/Controller for a for-profit international education company. She has also consulted for ACCION International, a non-profit dedicated to building a financially inclusive world with economic opportunity for all. Earlier in her career, Gina worked in corporate finance advisory in New York and Mexico and taught Introductory Finance and Business History at Boston University.
Gina is a member of the Clean Energy Venture Group, an investment group with offices in Boston and New York, and which provides seed capital and management expertise to early-stage clean energy companies. She is also a member of the Trustees Collaborative, a greater-Boston parks advocacy group, and The Boston Club. Gina formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Charles River Conservancy.
She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a BA from Yale University. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and three children when not immersed in the woodlands and pastures of their historic sheep farm in southern Vermont.