Kristin Lang

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  • Kristin Lang

    Associate

    Kristin Lang is an Associate at Croatan Institute, where her areas of expertise are sustainable food systems and international development.

    Prior to joining Croatan Institute, Lang worked with Oxfam America's Private Sector Department on its food justice campaign and helped to develop the indicators for the Behind the Brands scorecard. She also spent time in Mexico City working with Oxfam Great Britain to create a workshop for rural youth interested in social enterprise. She has served as a consultant for the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, DC, and Value for Women, a social enterprise focused on engaging young, female entrepreneurs. She began her career at US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (formerly the Social Investment Forum), where she worked with the International Working Group and Board of Directors, as well as on event planning.

    A native of Lynchburg, Virginia, Lang enjoys travel and has also spent time living abroad in London, Vienna, Dublin, Mexico City, and Freiburg, Germany. She currently lives in Durham, North Carolina. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and backpacking, trying new vegetarian recipes, and attempting urban gardening.


    Education
    M.A., International Development, American University
    Dean's Award Recipient, Tinker Walker Travel Fellowship, Graduate Student Research Grant

    B.A., Foreign Affairs and German, University of Virginia

    Study Abroad: Institute for European Studies, Vienna Austria (Spring 2005)


    Languages

    German, Spanish
    Publications

    "Mobilizing More for Mission: The Evolution of Wallace Global Fund's Endowment." Durham: Croatan Institute, November 2016 (with Christi Electris and Joshua Humphreys).

    "Report on US Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact Investing Trends 2016." Washington, DC: US SIF Foundation, November 2016 (with Joshua Humphreys et al).

    "Investing in Equality: Integrating LGBT Issues into Total Portfolio Activation.” Durham: Croatan Institute and Trillium Asset Management, September 2016 (with Joshua Humphreys).

    Divest-Invest Clean Fifteen: A Total Portfolio Activation Approach to Fossil Fuel-Free Climate Solutions.” Durham: Croatan Institute and SOCAP, September 2016 (with Dan Apfel, Ophir Bruck, and Joshua Humphreys).

    "Investing for Positive Impact on Women: Integrating Gender into Total Portfolio Activation." Durham: Croatan Institute and Trillium Asset Management, November 2015 (with Joshua Humphreys and Christi Electris).

    "Fossil-Free Investment for a Just Appalachian Transition: Obstacles and Opportunities." Durham: Croatan Institute, November 2014 (with Joshua Humphreys, Becky McDonnell, and David Roswell). 

    "Report on US Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact Investing Trends 2014." Washington, DC: US SIF Foundation, November 2014 (with Joshua Humphreys et al).

    "WealthWorks Crowdfunding Action Learning Program: Key Findings and Takeaways." Durham: Croatan Institute, November 2014 (with Christi Electris and Becky McDonnell).

    "The Impact of Equity Engagement: Evaluating the Impact of Shareholder Engagement in Public Equity Investing." Durham: Croatan Institute, November 2014 (with Christi Electris, Joshua Humphreys, Becky McDonnell, and Sandra Korn).

    "Lessons from Appalachia." New Economy Week, October 16, 2014 (with Becky McDonnell).