Catherine Godschalk manages Calvert Impact Capital’s Investments team and its global portfolio of impact investments aimed at building, scaling, and strengthening intermediaries and structured funds tackling social and/or environmental challenges.
Calvert Impact Capital's private debt portfolio is invested through and alongside mission-driven financial intermediaries, funds, and enterprises working across an array of impact areas, including affordable housing, renewable energy, environmental sustainability, micro and small business finance, health, education, and sustainable agriculture. Since joining Calvert Impact Capital in 2011 Catherine and her team have more than doubled the size of the portfolio.
Before joining Calvert Impact Capital:
Catherine has spent more than 25 years working at the intersection of private capital and social impact, with program and product development, policy, and financing roles across a variety of institutions, including SH Cowell Foundation, the White House Office of Management and Budget, Fannie Mae Corporation, and Self Help Ventures Fund prior to joining Calvert Impact Capital. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and received her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University. She is a board member and investment committee chair for Coastal Enterprises, Inc., investment committee member for ROC USA Capital and Appalachian Community Capital, and a member of the Conservation Finance Network's Advisory Board.
Outside of work, Catherine enjoys:
Hiking nearby trails with her dog and husband, trying to exercise patience with her garden, preparing a good meal to enjoy with family or friends, and any downtime she can get with her teenage kids. Recently scuba certified, she looks forward to spending more time under water in beautiful places.