Driving the Circular Economy Competitive Advantage

Welcome to the future home of Green Chi – an investment, education and media platform improving quality of life and fostering sustainable, inclusive, circular and cradle2cradle thinking in products, solutions and services.

Less than 9% of today’s economy is circular

The world has been living in the typical and traditional
ExtractProduceSellThrow Awalinear economy

Upcoming generations are committed to implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including equality, peace, justice, and prosperity. They have unique consumption trends that make SDGs goals more attainable. Their tastes and preferences support creating sustainability and equality for all.

We can be co-catalysts by investing in:

Innovation. Sustainability. Circularity. Inclusion.

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Impact-Driven Purpose

An Investment, Education and Media platform improving quality of life and fostering sustainable, inclusion, circular and cradle2cradle thinking in products, solutions and services.

Bringing together students, investors, corporations, start-ups, research institutions and governments to support innovation and the Circular Economy

Green Chi Accelerator

a portfolio on the cutting edge of innovation

  • Next-level development of portfolio projects

  • Accelerating, scaling and scaling up sustainable and circular companies

See our portfolio page

$4.5 TRILLION MARKET BY 2030

Green Chi Academy

  • Scalable online education platform that teaches the circular flow of money through a core set of skills and tools

  • Providing education in (impact and activist) investing, entrepreneurship guided by sustainable development goals (SDGs) with proprietary investment apps, tools and content.

  • Circularity, sustainability, transparency and fairness are core values of an individual’s understanding of financial interaction in their personal life, the community and society

Green Chi Foundation

  • Funding organization, operating foundation and think tank.

  • Funding of social impact-driven educational, environmental, cultural and circularity projects and objectives

  • Think Tank will create, fund and monitor the creation of a ratings system

THE TEAM

ADVISORY BOARD

Honored and privileged to have the 100+ years experience advisory support of top executives and experts within the fields we operate

Baz Dreisinger Ph.D.

Baz Dreisinger Ph.D.

Professor at John Jay College (CUNY)

Baz works at the intersection of race, crime, culture and justice. Specializing in American and African-American Studies, she earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University. She is the Founding Academic Director of John Jay’s Prison-to-College Pipeline program. Baz’ books “Near Black: White-to-Black Passing in American Culture” (2008) and “Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World” (2016) were featured in the New York Times on National Public Radio (NPR) and CNN. Baz writes for the NY Times, LA Times and Wall Street Journal, also producing on-air segments for NPR.  Baz was named a 2017-2018 Global Fulbright Scholar and has been working to internationally replicate the Prison-to-College Pipeline, with a focus on the Caribbean and South Africa.

As a global thought leader in social and economic justice, Baz will help guide Green Chi and its partners in our mission to create and apply financial transparency to bring fairness and integrity to business and government  globally.

Amy Iorio

Amy Iorio

CEO 9 Dots

Amy is CEO of 9 Dots whose mission is to provide transformative computer science education for every student. 9Dots is a community of educators, researchers, and engineers committed to bringing computer science to all students-particularly those from underserved communities. 9 Dots believes in creating learning environments that engage every student, foster joy, and promote fearlessness in problem solving. 9 Dots aims to empower students by transforming the way they voice their ideas, understand their world and imagine their futures. 

As a former Microsoft and Yahoo! executive with deep experience in digital product development and platform building in the media space (MSN) plus a Masters in Education, Amy will be instrumental in continuing to evolve Green Chi’s vision and mission. 

Lisa Vioni

Lisa Vioni

CEO Hedge Connection

Lisa is a financial industry and internet senior executive. Her over 28 years of experience  include inventing, building and running a disruptive capital raising and marketing platform, acting as director of marketing and capital raiser at multi billion dollar hedge funds, as well as a senior mortgage derivative specialist in institutional sales on the sell side.

Lisa is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of Hedge Connection, the only patented marketing and relationship building platform for alternative funds and information aggregator for allocators.Hedge Connection grew out of a desire to create a legally safe ecosystem where private funds could promote their product and get access to qualified investors for a reasonable price efficiently.

Lisa’s expertise in alternative funds platform building, sales, marketing and relationship building and her financial industry-wide connection, will be invaluable to scaling the Green Chi platform 

Don Weeden

Don Weeden

Executive Director Weeden Foundation

The Weeden Foundation supports biodiversity preservation, including more than 6 million acres of biologically important habitat worldwide, protecting the temperate rainforest habitat along the coast of northern California to Alaska and Chilean Patagonia and projects in environmentally sensitive regions of the western United States, central Russia, Bolivia, Namibia, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Don was instrumental in founding the Quick Response Fund for Nature (QRFN) in 2015 with RESOLVE, with support from 1% for the Planet and later additional funding from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. QRFN focuses on securing globally important sites that will help conserve populations of rare and endangered species with an advisory board of 50+ top global biodiversity specialists.

CORPORATE LEGAL COUNSEL


Roberto de Falco

Roberto de Falco

Senior Partner FJP De Falco Janssen Lawyers & Honorary Consul of Italy in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

 

Roberto graduated in law in Italy (Milan) and obtained the Italian title of “avvocato” in 1994. He has been working in the Netherlands since 1992 and obtained the Dutch title of “advocaat” in 2002. Roberto is active mainly in the field of international commercial and contract law, family and inheritance law and assists Italian and foreign clients in the purchase or sale of real estate in Italy. He operates as mediator, specialized in intercultural mediation. In 2015 Roberto was appointed Honorary Consul of Italy in Amsterdam

FJP Advocaten (De Falco Janssen) was established in Amsterdam in 1996, qualified to practice in both Italian and Dutch law, advise and assist and undertake Court proceedings in both jurisdictions. Thanks to more than twenty years of experience in legal matters FJP Advocaten have accrued substantial expertise in commercial, family, employment, criminal and real estate law. Their lawyers are also regularly involved in national and international credit recovery.


EXECUTIVE BOARD
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MANAGEMENT

80+ years of combined global management, investment, M&A, JV, tech, innovation, healthcare, on/offline education, inclusion, supply/value chain & market development experience

Henk Abbink

Henk Abbink

President & CEO | Co-Founder

Multicultural, multilingual C-level executive and serial entrepreneur. Henk has worked on all continents. He has 30+ years international, hands-on pioneering and next-level development experience in both privately (PE/VC/Family) and publicly held startups, smaller and larger multinationals, including capital/fundraising, M&A, JV’s, supply chain and turnaround – in consumer/lifestyle, media/entertainment, tourism/hospitality, tech/innovation and healthcare/life science products, services and solutions. Improving quality of life through innovation, diversity and inclusion has been his driving factor. Henk has also been active as board & committee member of NGO’s, (disability) sports federations and trade organizations.  His involvement in social impact sustainability and bio-circular projects, regenerative, bio-based and circular economy, resulted in co-founding the Green Chi platform.

Emile Westergaard

Emile Westergaard

Chief product Officer | Co-Founder

Professional investor and finance professor, Emile is the architect of the Green Chi Academy financial tools and programming. He is an adjunct Professor at Brooklyn College and faculty advisor at the M.D. Sass Investment Institute. Emile spent twenty years on Wall Street as a healthcare analyst and hedge fund manager winning multiple awards. He founded Tokum Capital which eventually was acquired by Perella Weinberg Partners.

Since leaving Wall Street Emile has been an entrepreneur and start-up consultant. Prior to co-founding Green Chi, Emile was a board member and Chief Business Officer for Click Therapeutics.

John Weeden

John Weeden

COO & CTO | Co-Founder

Vice President of the Weeden Foundation. In addition to preserving more than 6 million acres of biologically important habitat worldwide the Weeden Foundation actively addresses the entwined concerns of population growth, overconsumption of natural resources, and the climate crisis.

A New York City native, John has worked in the design and technology industry 25+ years beginning with Microsoft in the mid 90’s. Green Chi has been an opportunity for John to engage his environmental and entrepreneurial experience in a socially impactful global platform.

IN THE NEWS – CIRCULARITY

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