Aeris Announces New Board Members Joanne Gan and Liz Sessler

PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 7, 2023—Aeris Insight, Inc. announced today the appointment of two new governing board members: Joanne Gan, Head of Impact Investing & ESG, Treasury at PayPal and Liz Sessler, Chief Operating Officer at CapShift. Both were elected at the May meeting of the Aeris board of directors.

“We are so fortunate to add Joanne and Liz’s experience and expertise to the Aeris board,” said Penelope Douglas, Chair of the Aeris Board of Directors. “Aeris is growing, and each of them will be important and thoughtful contributors to Aeris’ work of guiding capital to good.”

As Head of Impact Investing & ESG, Treasury at PayPal, Joanne Gan oversees investment commitments to advance racial and gender equity for the digital payments platform operator, which has 325 million active account holders. Ms. Gan has spent more than a decade advancing impact and community investing through roles at Deutsche Bank, Bridges Fund Management, and Kiva.

Liz Sessler is a founding executive team member at CapShift, a registered investment advisor that helps philanthropic and financial institutions deliver impact investing solutions to clients, where she oversees technology and product, client experience, and marketing. Ms. Sessler’s career has spanned roles at ImpactUS, Enterprise Community Partners, and Calvert Impact.

Full bios for Joanne Gan and Liz Sessler can be found on the Aeris website.

“I’m excited to welcome Joanne and Liz to the Aeris Board, and to gain their insights and guidance on Aeris’ efforts to scale capital access for CDFIs and to strengthen small and BIPOC-led loan funds,” said Paige Chapel, President & CEO of Aeris.

About Aeris

Aeris is the leading expert in the financial and impact performance of CDFIs and other private impact loan funds. Drawing upon its in-depth knowledge, Aeris guides capital to good by providing indispensable tools and solutions to more than 200 corporate, government, and philanthropic CDFI investors and other stakeholders. Since 2004, Aeris® Ratings, analyses, and data have grown to cover more than 150 CDFIs managing more than $19 billion in loan capital. Contact Aeris for more information.