MEET REHANA Nathoo

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Rehana founded Spectrum Impact to help a range of organizations expand their impact investing footprint. Previously, Rehana led the Impact Investing portfolio at the Case Foundation as Vice President of Social Innovation. Her work at the Case Foundation focused on empowering others with the tools, resources, and ultimately – expertise - to crowd in more capital to the impact investing sector.

A proud Canadian and even prouder New Yorker, Rehana also worked at Bank of New York Mellon to support the design of firm’s Social Finance program. She worked closely with the Wealth Management business to build internal expertise around social finance. While at BNY Mellon, Rehana also created a prototype for the firm’s first impact investing Donor Advised Fund (DAF).

Prior to BNY Mellon, Rehana was a program associate at The Rockefeller Foundation within the Impact Investing and Innovative Finance programs, and supported partnerships and fundraising at the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).

Rehana is an Adjunct Faculty member at Georgetown University’s Global Human Development Program, and previously served as an Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service


here are some of the places you may have seen her work:

  • At the Impact Investing World Forum in 2017, talking about the role women and millennials will play in scaling the impact investing sector
  • In a 2017 article in Bmeaningful, talking about the Case Foundation’s impact investing approach and her own career journey
  • On the Case Foundation blog, across Impact Investing topics
  • As a guest contributor on the SOCAP blog, discussing how asset owners could use data to increase their engagement
  • With Tony Lloyd on his podcast Social Entrepreneur, exploring the potential for impact investing to become a trillion dollar ecosystem
  • In a 2014 Rockefeller Foundation blog post around the intersection of innovation and global development
  • Explaining the growth of Pay for Success in the US in a 2014 interview with The Pew Charitable Trusts