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About María

María Laura Tinelli is the Director and Founder of Acrux Partners an impact investment intermediary and market developer focused on Latin America, and Strategic Business Development Advisor for Pro Mujer International, the leading gender focused investment organisation in Latin America. She founded and heads the Impact Investment National Advisory Board for Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.

Together with relevant stakeholders she has co-created the Latin American Outcome Payments Network to promote and adapt the use of the instrument in the region and create a community of practice. In 2019 and 2021 she was elected as Board Member for the Global Steering Group on Impact Investment where she serves representing Latin America.

She has previously worked for the Principles for Responsible Investment as Head of Global Networks, and in several regional or global level positions at Christian Aid UK and MSF International.

She has an MSc in Development Studies from the University of London; a Degree in International Relations from Belgrano University in Argentina, and has completed graduate programs on: Finance for ESG Professionals at the University of Saint Andrews Scotland, and Private Equity Programme at Said Business School, Oxford University.

She is a Professor in sustainable finance & impact investment at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina, at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels. She routinely lectures on specialized executive level courses on impact and responsible investment; and has been a member of the jury in several impact and responsible investment awards both for investors and entrepreneurs worldwide.

María Laura has published several papers related to responsible and impact investment in specialised media.