Program speakers


Amanda Goodman

Amanda has been at the forefront of impact investing in Australia for much of the past decade, and is passionate about how finance can fuel positive change in the world. Amanda is currently a Partner at Ecotone Partners,a boutique funds management and advisory business focused on positive investing. Ecotone Partners provides a range of services that act as a bridge between high growth companies with climate solutions and investors who are seeking financial returns alongside positive outcomes for the planet.

Before co-founding Ecotone Partners, Amanda was Head of Capital Raising and Investor Relations at Impact Investment Group. She has deep relationships with private clients, family offices and wealth advisory groups across Australia. Amanda helped raise over $700m of investor capital during her time at IIG and helped develop a number of industry-first impact funds in Australia, including Australia’s first 100% impact-focused VC fund. Amanda started her career at Goldman Sachs in the US and UK, after which she became a Principal in a UK-based VC firm. After arriving in Australia in 2001, Amanda worked with LJCB Investment group, a diversified private investment group, and JCA, a non-profit fundraising and planning organisation for the Jewish community. Amanda has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and a Master of Applied Finance degree from Macquarie University.