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Realize Impact

Advise on Conflict of Interest Practices/Policy

Summary:

Assist a non-profit funding and supporting impactful startups by advising on their Conflict of Interest policy/practices.

Jurisdiction(s): U.S.
About the Organization: Realize Impact is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to fund and support impactful startups. They help companies that are tackling the most important social and environmental problems facing our world. Their three main programs include philanthropic investing, fiscal sponsorships, and impact fund partnerships.
Legal Entity Type: Nonprofit/Charity
SDG(s): Affordable and Clean Energy, Clean Water and Sanitation, Climate Action, Decent Work and Economic Growth, End Poverty, Gender Equality, Good Health and Well Being, Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, Life Below Water (conservation and sustainability), Life on Land (sustainability of ecosystems), Partnerships to achieve the Goals, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, Quality Education, Reduced Inequalities, Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Zero Hunger
Legal Issue(s):

The Managing Director of Realize Impact, who is a current board member, is also the CEO of one of Realize Impact’s investees. Realize Impact has a Conflict of Interest policy in place. They are now seeking a consultation to better how to manage and mitigate any related risks, as well as assistance reviewing (and possibly updating) their Conflict of Interest policy. They would like to ensure it adequately addresses this scenario and protects the organization.