James Dien Bui has over 20 years experience in economic development and impact investing in North America and Southeast Asia. As Founder of Lotus Impact, James oversees social impact investments in micro-finance, workforce development, affordable housing and sustainable agriculture. He also leads the development of impact metrics and evaluative studies. Prior to Lotus Impact, James worked as principal consultant on affordable housing, workforce development and clean energy projects for a number of clients including the IFC, FMO and non-profit organizations worldwide. He helped raise and implement over USD50 million for social impact projects, particularly post-Hurricane Katrina and Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill recovery efforts in the United States as well as clean water and sanitation projects in Southeast Asia. James holds a Masters from the University of Michigan and was awarded graduate fellowships in community economic development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and UCLA.