Brett Galimidi – SVT Group

SOCAP Global August 5, 2009

Brett Galimidi is a Partner at San Francisco-based Social Venture Technology Group (SVT). He works to address sustainability issues through the measurement, management and communication of social and environmental impact. With the understanding that people and the environment cannot be separated, Brett has led groundbreaking projects to maximize the positive human benefits of environmentally responsible activities.

Brett’s work has included developing the ECOframe for Humanity United—a sustainable tourism/ecotourism framework to help managers and investors ensure their projects achieve the maximum positive social and environmental impact possible while maintaining financial stability. He also helped Mexico’s Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda establish a process for measuring and managing the ecological, social and economic impact of conservation for pricing carbon offsets according to both social and environmental benefits. In addition, he has created impact management and valuation process for various programs including environmental education, non-timber forest products and micro-enterprise. Brett has also consulted to professional services firms such as Morrison & Foerster LLP on Cleantech initiatives.

Brett is the co-author of Social Return on Investment: a Guide to SROI Analysis (Lenthe Publishers, 2006), co-author of the Social Edge blog SVT on Impact (sponsored by the Skoll Foundation) and author of several research papers development- and environment-related topics.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from Yale University and a BS in Anthropology from UCLA.

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