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Michelle Arévalo-Carpenter

I connect
business, capital and
innovation minds
to build social and environmental
impact in Latin America.



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Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter is the expert Founders, CEOs and Impact Sector Leaders go to for mobilizing thriving communities, bridging market tools + impact drive, & designing purpose-driven innovations for their business growth.

Social entrepreneur, impact investor and human rights lawyer—currently, Executive Director, leading content and strategy at SOCAP Global, the largest impact investment conference that convenes over 3000 impact investor annually in San Francisco.   

Michelle is the former CEO and co-founder of IMPAQTO, the B-Corporation that builds impact ecosystems through coworking, business acceleration programs, social innovation consulting and impact investing.

Before her career in business, Michelle was the founding Country Director of Asylum Access Ecuador, a legal clinic for refugees now reaching tens of thousands of refugees in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. As a consultant, she has focused on paths to scaling impact for grassroots organizations, including an association of families of disappeared children in El Salvador, and communities at risk of development-induced displacement in Thailand, Cambodia and India. She also served as the Executive Director of TECHO Ecuador and Latin America Director for HURIDOCS, a human rights and technology NGO.

Michelle belongs to a number of communities of practice, including the Skoll World Forum Fellows, the BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Network, the Well-Being Project Ecosystem, the Global Good Fund Fellows, and the World Economic ForumGlobal Shapers Alumni Network. She holds an Mst in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford and a Master's in Public Policy, UC Berkeley.


Michelle lives in her hometown in Quito with her husband,  twin toddlers and Frankie, her loving bulldog.


Articles and Press

I write about impact investment, purpose-driven leadership, entrepreneurship and impact investing. 



Inspiration. Insights. A Fresh Perspective.


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