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Impact Strategy


The Collaboration for Change is a dedicated effort launched by Chilton Capital Management that brings together the full body of knowledge and research depth of its impact partners to the benefit of the client base.


We aim to create alpha-generating portfolios that meet investors’ risk profile and return objectives by utilizing fundamental security analysis and risk-control techniques alongside practical impact measurement. The collective effort is rooted in a shared belief in the importance of critical thought, primary research, transparency, and embracing change.

Who We Are

Christopher L. Knapp

Polly Shouse

Annelise Bovet

Christopher L. Knapp

Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder

Experience: 30 years


Mr. Knapp serves as Chief Executive Officer of Chilton Capital Management, of which he was co-founder in 1996.  He was formerly associated with Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. from 1984 to 1995.


A stalwart believer in the importance of active community engagement and civic leadership on the part of corporate citizens, Mr. Knapp has served as board member and/or in some leadership capacity of the Honors College at the University of Houston, Hermann Park Conservancy, Memorial Park Conservancy, Peckerwood Garden Conservation Foundation, and Workshop Houston.


Mr. Knapp received a BA from Williams College.

Mary Catherine ("Polly") Shouse

Portfolio Manager & Analyst

Experience: 38 years


Ms. Shouse is lead analyst and portfolio manager for the firm’s Global AAA (Active Asset Allocation) and CCIS (Chilton Capital Impact Strategies). Prior to joining Chilton Capital Management in 2011 she served as Executive Vice-President for Mellon Capital Management of which she was a co-founder in 1983. Her career experience also includes associations with Wells Fargo and Fairchild Semiconductor.


Ms. Shouse has a BS and an MBA from Stanford University.


Ms. Shouse serves on the firm’s Investment Policy Committee.

Annelise Bovet

Senior Client Service Officer

Experience: 25 years


Ms. Bovet serves as Senior Client Service Officer at Chilton Capital Management with specific core responsibilities tied to the firm’s impact-oriented client audience. Her former associations include Morgan Stanley (New York andGeneva) from 2001 to 2013, J.P. Morgan (New York and Geneva) from 1990 to 2001 and UBS (Geneva) from 1987 to 1990.

Chilton Capital Management's

CEO Featured in Houston Chronicle

May 15, 2015

Photo: Billy Smith II, Houston Chronicle Staff

The up-and-coming practice known as impact investing allows investors to increase their net worth while supporting for-profit companies that are working to solve the world's problems, said Christopher Knapp, CEO and co-founder of Chilton Capital Management, based in Houston.


"We're choosing the investments based on the expectation of return and profitability first," he said. "It just happens that we also care very deeply about solving the biggest problems in the world, and so we want to tie those two pieces together."

Chilton Capital Management

Hosts Innovation Summit

February 20, 2015

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From Left to right: Ann DeRosa, PhD, Chilton Capital Management; Juliana Garaizar, Houston Angel Network; Alex Rozenfeld, Shell  Technology Ventures


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PRESS RELEASES Featuring Ann DeRosa, PhD

How One Startup Accelerator Is Giving Social Impact a Spotlight > READ


The New York Times

Taking a Call for Climate Change to the Streets > READ


Devex Impact: Featuring Ann DeRosa, PhD

More Seed Capital Key to Bridge the 'Pioneer Gap' for Social Business > READ

USAID Press Office

U.S. Global Development Lab Launches Three Public-Private Partnerships to Grow Impact Investing and Create Pathways to Scale > READ

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Jim Sorenson, Sorenson Impact Foundation

“Impact Investing is, at its essence, a way to unlock capital and place it in businesses and practices that generate real economic, social, and environmental benefits - more jobs, better income, affordable housing, clean water, greater access to education, and other individual household and community gains - while also generating a financial gain to the investor.”

E.T. Jackson and Associates Ltd. Prepared for The Rockefeller Foundation, New York July 2012

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