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brendan doherty

Co-Founder, Forbes Impact

Brendan Doherty backs entrepreneurs and organizations solving our world’s most pressing challenges. He's an impact investor who co-founded and leads Forbes Impact, a private community and a global division of Forbes Media focused on positively transforming markets with the power of capital and culture. He serves as Chief Strategy & Impact Officer at the Lela Goren Group where he develops real estate that drives social change. He is also Executive Producer of the show One City One Block and an advisor to BRAVA Investments, the Laudato Si’ Challenge (a Vatican-backed impact investing nonprofit), and the Public International Law and Policy Group, where he advises activists and governments on constitution drafting and peace negotiations. He previously served as a senior advisor at the U.S. State Department under two Administrations where he shaped global policy on conflict, stabilization, and human security. He's a recovering lawyer and shares his time between Atlanta and Brooklyn.