Tenke built her career in sustainable finance and impact investments advising international corporations, private foundations, financial institutions, and HNW individuals on direct investments. She specialises in environmental finance, from catalysing innovative solutions, to identifying viable startups, and implementing projects in the field. Most recently, Tenke was the Director, Impact Investing at UBS where she built the impact investing advisory offering for UHNW clients. Prior, she was an Investment Manager at Islan Asset Management in Switzerland, advising global agribusiness Bunge on sustainable direct investments, and implementing projects in least developed countries' food-water-energy sectors. Previously, Tenke worked in the emissions markets in London and Geneva across alternative investments—analysing private market opportunities in emerging markets' biomass, biogas, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy sectors. Notably, she also worked alongside Lord Nicholas Stern, author of the seminal Stern Review, in climate research and publications.
She is a Committee Member in Geneva for 100 Women in Finance, a member of Sustainable Finance Geneva, a former GES Fellow, and sits on two impact investing fund boards. Tenke holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University and a M.Sc. in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics. Geneva’s top female distance runner, when not working, Tenke is probably running in the Swiss countryside.
Better Finance adopted the image of Miquel Barceló's Gran Elefandret (2008) to represent the defiance of expectation and evolution of accepted norms. Barceló, having lived in Mallorca, Mali, and Paris, took inspiration from his surroundings, the natural environment, and evolving social and political dynamics.
Gran Elefandret balances on its trunk, searching for equilibrium and demonstrating a feat extraordinary but not impossible. With the global economy at a tipping point, Better Finance was founded to support the investment landscape's evolution into one that is innovative, sustainable, and impactful. As impact investors and changemakers we are encouraged to maintain our balance, free from distractions, and remain steadfast in being mission-driven.
Exposed to the public gaze, inviting scrutiny, and battling the natural elements each season, the bronze sculpture encourages a multidimensional introspection.