Julia Wilkinson is the founder and CEO of imvest, a company dedicated to building a sustainable future through social entrepreneurship and impact investing.

Julia Wilkinson brings more than 16 years of investing experience for institutional asset owners, Venture Capital and Private Equity fund managers, and ultra-high-net-worth individuals. She is an expert in impact and finance due diligence, structuring deals and funds, building impact investment strategies, and leading the integration of sustainable finance strategies to generate value. She works with traditional, institutional, and impact investors and entrepreneurs across the globe to reduce risk, multiply impact, and grow a resilient and sustainable global economy.

Julia Wilkinson also has a deep background advising real estate and place-based investors. She actively built national and local coalitions on Opportunity Zones, and has worked on renewable, mixed use, affordable housing, innovation districts, and eMobility investment strategies. In addition, Julia is dedicated to building high impact private market portfolios across asset classes.

Julia’s clients and employers have included: Goldman Sachs, Silicon Valley LatAm Co, Lebec Consulting, Women’s World Banking Asset Management, Peace Boat Ecoship, Third Way Africa Partners, Health Foundation of South Florida, Cambridge Innovation Center, Sonen Capital, and OBE Power.

Julia Wilkinson lecture topics

  • ESG & Sustainability
  • Renewable Energies
  • Sustainable global economy
  • Finance and sustainable development goals
  • Investment strategies
  • Climate technologies
  • Climate investments
  • Impact Invest – Effective and sustainable investments
  • Net zero transition

Julia Wilkinson holds a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. She is trilingual in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, with over a decade of experience living in Latin America.

She is an Endeavor Mentor and part of the Miami Dade Climate Tech workgroup to support the city’s growing local ecosystem.

Published articles in: Miami Herald, London Stock Exchange Group (Refinitiv) ESG Playbook 2020 and 2021, CAIA, ImpactAlpha

Speaking Engagements include: Julius Baer, London Stock Exchange Group (Refinitiv), ARC Advisory Group, Economic Innovation Group, HERImpact, Babson MBA Program, University of Miami, Converge Capital (Sao Paulo), Watson Institute at Lynn University (Preceptor + Lecturer), Briyah Institute.

Experienced Board Member, including board chair for Finance for Good Brazil for 6 years.