Carole M. Laible: Chief Executive Officer, Domini Impact Investments LLC

Carole M. Laible: Chief Executive Officer, Domini Impact Investments LLC

Carole M. Laible: Chief Executive Officer, Domini Impact Investments LLC

Carole M. Laible is on a mission: to harness the power of finance to build a better world. Since joining Domini Impact Investments in 1997, she has contributed to making that ideal a reality. Under her leadership as CEO, the impact-only investment adviser with $2.6 billion assets under management has empowered investors to grow communities, inspire companies, preserve the planet, and create a world of shared prosperity.

“Impact is when care reaches,” says Ms. Laible. But for Ms. Laible, this statement isn’t just a talking point; it’s a way of life. Besides being responsible for the overall research (the firm conducts proprietary in-house research) and mutual fund operations of Domini, she has been active in the fossil fuel divestment movement, supporting its efforts through public outreach and advocacy, including commenting on the issue, publishing op-eds, and participating in a roundtable on divestment of the NYS Common Retirement Fund.

With over 20 years of impact investing experience, Ms. Laible played a key role in the launch of  a new strategy for the Domini Impact Equity Fund, for which she is also the Co-Portfolio Manager. It’s a role she also holds for the recently launched Domini Sustainable Solutions Fund and the Domini International Opportunities Fund. She also oversees the current investment strategy and sub-manager selection for the Domini Impact Bond Fund and the Domini Impact Equity Fund.

Instrumental in helping to make ‘investing for good’ the way all investing is done, Ms. Laible ensures Domini continuously shares information, works with peers, listens to stakeholders, and welcomes others to the industry. “We want our firm to demonstrate how today’s connections fuel tomorrow’s prosperity,” says Ms. Laible.

The rising momentum of the impact investment movement doesn’t surprise Ms. Laible, who has understood for decades that positive social, environmental, and financial returns aren’t mutually exclusive. “More than a trend, impact investing is Domini’s tradition,” she says.

Nothing defines that legacy more than Domini’s Impact Investment Standards. “They’re a key differentiator for the firm,” says Ms. Laible, who serves on the Domini Standards Committee to define, clarify, and implement them. She also maintains a voting seat on Domini’s Impact Review Committee, which is responsible for the oversight of all companies’ consistency with Domini’s social and environmental standards and determination of investment eligibility.

In addition to her work at Domini, Ms. Laible is also a founding member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board™ (SASB)™ Investor Advisory Group. She works to support diversity in the field of finance, including as a Global Angel member of 100 Women in Finance.


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