Team

 

 

 
 

Marilia Bezerra

Managing Partner
 

Prior to CARE Enterprises, she founded and led Aldeia Works, a consulting firm focused on supporting philanthropists, corporations and nonprofits in the creation of meaningful social impact. Previously, Marilia helped develop partnerships and managed the rapid growth of purpose.com after she was a member of the executive leadership at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), serving as the Director of Commitments. During her five years at CGI, she took a central role in building the organization from its start-up phase to a successful catalyst for action and global convening body.

 
 
 

JAMES BUI

Managing Partner

James has over 15 years’ experience in economic development and impact investing in North America and Southeast Asia.  He founded Lotus Impact where he oversaw social impact investments in micro-finance, workforce development, affordable housing and sustainable agriculture.  He also led the development of impact metrics and evaluative studies.  Prior to Lotus Impact, James worked as a principle consultant in affordable housing, workforce development and clean energy projects for a number of clients including the IFC, FMO, and non-profit organizations worldwide.  He helped raise and implement over USD $50 million for social impact projects.

 
 
 

VIRGINIA SCHIPPERS

INVESTOR RELATIONS AND IMPACT DIRECTOR

Virginia has spent her career promoting sustainable, market-led economic growth across Asia-Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa.  With the Palladium Group, she worked on enterprise development projects in frontier markets, helping local businesses grow and scale, and creating pipeline for private investors. Virginia has also worked to execute deals at different financial institutions including MicroVest, Morgan Stanley, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and with dozens of leading impact investors across Southeast Asia.  She has participated in the design of multiple impact funds to stimulate further investment into South and Southeast Asian social enterprises.