Our Team

Claire Smith

Beyond Impact’s founder and principal is a vegan and environmentalist with 33 years experience in finance and investment at top-tier banks and investment houses

  • Vegan angel investor and entrepreneur with existing investments in vegan catering, «clean» meat and vegan clothing and accessories companies
  • Former Senior Research Analyst, Partner and Shareholder at Albourne Partners Limited
  • Equity derivatives and convertibles broking and structuring at UBS
  • Credit analyst, Chase Manhattan Bank
  • M. Eng Chemical Engineering and Business Administration, Imperial College, London, UK
  • Vegan/vegetarian since the age of 15
  • Member of TONIIC and Glass Wall Syndicate
  • Co-founder of Hertfordshire-based anti-GMO group
  • Member of the Board of Solidarité Femmes Genève/AVVEC and former Member of 100 Women in Finance London Board and Advisory Council
We finance today the solutions
for tomorrow

Beyond Impact partners with Quadia to deliver investment solutions

Quadia is a AIFM-registered investment manager specialized in social and environmental finance.

With close to USD 170 million invested in over 35 companies, projects and funds, Quadia is a leading and pioneering impact investor.

Quadia already manages the NourriTerre program, which makes direct investments in organic, sustainable food production.

Quadia Managing Partners Guillaume Taylor and Aymeric Jung assist in the administration and operation of Beyond Impact's investment programs.

Guillaume Taylor

Managing Partner

After graduating from University in 1989, Guillaume Taylor started his career as a credit analyst with Intel Corporation in the United Kingdom and then from 1992 to 1995 as a treasury specialist in Paris, responsible for all foreign currency hedging activities of Intel’s European operations and responsible for managing the company’s Euro Commercial Paper program. In 1995, Guillaume Taylor joined Darier Hentsch & Cie, private bankers in Geneva, as a private portfolio manager. In 2002, he became a partner of de Pury Pictet Turrettini & Co. Ltd, a CHF 3 billion+ independent asset and wealth management firm where he was in charge of sustainable finance for private clients. He co-founded Quadia in 2010.

Since 2000, Guillaume’s activities have been concentrated on responsible investing. He has travelled extensively in emerging markets, focusing on impact investing in many of these regions. In the context of sustainable finance, Guillaume was a board member for 10 years of ECLOF International, one of the oldest microfinance institutions in the world, present in 20 countries with over 500 employees. He was also the treasurer of la Fondation International du Banc d’Arguin (FIBA), a major conservation foundation focusing on the West African costal region. Guillaume was also a co-founder of Sustainable Finance Geneva, an association which aims to promote responsibility and sustainability in Finance. From 2009 to 2016, Guillaume was a member of the Steering Committee of WWF International’s Campaign for a Living Planet.

Since 2009, he is an independent member of the sustainability advisory council of Firmenich, a major multinational flavour and fragrance company. He is an investment committee member of BACoMaB, a UK based nature conservation trust fund. He is a Trustee of the Spirit of the Wild Trust, a South African nature conservation trust which is part of the Bergplaas Nature Reserve and acts as chairperson of the Bergplaas van Lippe-Biesterfeld Foundation. Guillaume is also a board member of the Geneva Agape Foundation and Treasurer of Pro Valat, a Swiss nature conservation foundation. In 2016, Guillaume was elected to the board of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). He is an investor with Go-Beyond, a leading European business angel network actively supporting start-up venture with a sustainability focus.

Guillaume has spoken on social and environmental finance in various conferences and forums in Europe, Africa and Asia. He is a regular guest lecturer at various universities in Switzerland and France.

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Aymeric Jung

Managing Partner

Aymeric brings over 20 years of experience in Capital Markets and financial engineering. Interest in Impact Investing and Sustainable Finance led him to investigate innovative investment approaches to finance the local economy, with a specific focus on food, health and farming.

Aymeric holds a Master in Business Management and a Master in International Finance from the University Paris IX Dauphine. Before joining Quadia, Aymeric worked at Lehman Brothers and Nomura in London as head of fund derivatives structuring and product specialist. Previously he had similar activities at Credit Suisse and Crédit Lyonnais and initiated numerous product innovations leading to the delivery of new solutions for investors such as the first reverse convertible notes or options linked to fund of hedge funds. He also coordinated the team in charge of restructuring the Lehman Brothers SPV portfolios linked to hedge funds after 2008.

Since 2013, Aymeric’s activities have been concentrated on responsible investing and as a result he, with colleagues, founded Slow Money Francophone, an investor alliance (launched first in 2009 in California) for supporting domestic food systems and organic farming. He is also a member of Sustainable Finance Geneva(SFG), a board member of Terre de Liens, (a French association buying farmland to support organic farmers), Slow Food SuisseLunt Foundation, and of NiceFuture (a Swiss association for an ecological transition). Aymeric is regularly a speaker at events around ethical finance, food and farming, such as “Les Entretiens de Sologne with Intelligence Verte” and “G21 Swisstainability forum with Nice Future”. He is also writing a blog for SFG and the Swiss magazine “Bilan”.

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