Panel: Circular Practices Creating Circular Cities,

Room 905/907


Danielle Joseph

Investment Officer,

Closed Loop Partners

Danielle Joseph is an Investment Officer with Closed Loop Partners, responsible for managing the Closed Loop Ventures Pipeline and supporting underwriting, investment activities, and portfolio management across Closed Loop funds.  Danielle has four years of experience in environmental-sector growth equity investing with NewWorld Capital Group.

At NewWorld, Danielle worked on a range of topics, spanning business development, research on disruptive environmental technologies, and analyzing opportunities for growth equity and project finance investments across clean energy, energy efficiency, waste-to-value, water resources and reclamation, and environmental services.

Danielle earned her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business where she participated in and led, as Chief Investment Officer, the inaugural years of the GSB Impact Fund, an early stage investing platform for impact-driven companies.  Danielle earned her BA from Pomona College.

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Jake elder

bloomberg associates sustainability practice

Jake Elder is a member of the Bloomberg Associates (BA) Sustainability Practice, where he advises mayors and senior city officials on sustainability initiatives and translates policy into on-the-ground change. In his work, he helps cities leverage data analysis and stakeholder engagement to navigate the transition to clean energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and mitigate the impacts of climate change. For example, Jake worked with Oakland, California to develop a data-driven pathway to achieve deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, he is directing the development of a plan to rebuild the territory’s energy grid with more sustainable and storm-resilient infrastructure. Jake also currently leads engagements in Nashville, Tennessee and Athens, Greece.

Jake has developed deep expertise in global public policy development and implementation, having advised over 50 public sector clients in Europe, North America and Latin America. Before he joined BA, Jake was a member of Accenture’s Public Service Strategy Practice, where he worked with organizational leaders of state and local governments, higher education institutions and non-profit organizations. He also conducted market research for one of the first venture capital funds to utilize a low carbon investment strategy.

Jake grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts, where he developed a love of nature that drives his passion for sustainability. He graduated from Trinity College (CT) with a B.S. in Economics and a minor in Models and Data. He also holds a Certificate in Business Strategy from INSEAD.


Evelyn J. Kim

Chief Policy Director,

Rethink Food NYC

Evelyn J. Kim is the co-founder and Chief Policy Director at Rethink Food NYC, a food food insecurity and rescue NGO based in Brooklyn. Before her position at Rethink Food NYC, she has been a sustainability consultant for restaurants in the US and Europe as well as writing for US publications on food, science and sustainability topics.


Miranda Schnitger

Cities Project Lead

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Miranda Schnitger leads research exploring circular economy opportunities in cities, looking at the benefits that a circular economy lens can bring to cities and how city governments can engage and play a key role. She previously worked on insights and collaboration in the CE100 programme, with a focus on pre-competitive collaboration opportunities across the network of businesses, government and cities, innovators and thought leaders.

Prior to the Foundation, Miranda has worked as a policy advisor at the EU and HM Treasury, and in a range of roles at social enterprises, charities and a design business. She has a Masters in European Politics and is a fellow of On Purpose and the American Express Leadership Academy. She loves languages, a good adventure, and design.