Scarlett Lanzas is an impact entrepreneur, impact investor and nonprofit management executive with a demonstrated history of working with public and private sector agencies, nonprofits and international development and humanitarian assistance organizations. She is passionate about human rights, gender equality and sustainable development.
As Chief Community Officer at Emergent Global Investments, she focuses on the development of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) metrics, research and development of technology and financial services related to impact investing. Combining her knowledge of government policy and passion for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), Scarlett is vital for the strategic design of Emergent’s ESG investment criteria.
Scarlett is also the founder of Accountable Impact, a social enterprise that prioritizes the need to collect timely data and provide policy solutions to advance the SDGs by working with corporations, cities and regional governments with the goal of creating scorecards and voluntary local reviews. She co-founded Social Impact Movement, a nonprofit that acts as catalyst for change in Miami to take action on issues related to social justice, economic progress and environmental protection. Scarlett is a Hispanic Star Ambassador, a national collective effort to unify and elevate Hispanics in the US.
During the span of her career, Scarlett worked in diverse areas ranging from humanitarian assistance, through her work with the United Nations World Food Programme, to leading Puentes New Orleans, a nonprofit organization in Louisiana that focused on the development of economic and community assets and leadership building initiatives for Latinos.
Scarlett takes prides in working with collaboratives and diverse stakeholders that promote social activism, social entrepreneurship and social innovation. She supports causes ranging from civic engagement, to the global protection of human rights around the world. Scarlett is committed to fostering relationships and developing partnerships with organizations that work on the achievement of the UN SDGs.
Ms. Lanzas holds an Executive Master of Public Administration degree from Florida International University, a master’s in International Development and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. She completed several fellowships and specialized courses, including: Data Governance for Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals, Comprehensive Project Management, Nonprofit Management, Emotional Intelligence, Community Development & Asset Building Strategies from diverse institutions in the US and UN Agencies