Jessica Pothering is a business and finance writer, focusing on impact investing, social finance and economic development. She currently writes for Impact IQ, a media platform covering impact investing and social finance news and data.
In addition to reporting on impact investing deals and trends, Jessica has engaged in in-depth research in the sector. In 2013, she partnered with Impact Amplifier, a Cape Town-based impact investing consultancy, to examine how South Africa's corporate sector invests in small business development, as required under national policy. The report was released as the first publicly available study on what is locally-termed Enterprise Development.
With a background is financial journalism, Jessica previously reported on the private equity, real estate and insurance markets for Institutional Investor and Incisive Media in New York and London. She began her career as a research and business development consultant for an economics consultancy in Washington, DC. Jessica has an M.S. in Global Affairs from New York University and a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from George Washington University. She lives in New York.
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