John Kluge

Refugee Investment Network & Co-Founder

Experts Meeting: The Home and Displaced People
Working Paper | Investing for Inclusion: How Refugee Lens Investing can Facilitate the Inclusion of the Forcibly Displaced into Local Host Communities

John Kluge, Kluge is a social entrepreneur and CEO of the Thistlerock Mead Company, the first net-zero meadery in the United States (opening 2023). He is the Founder of the Refugee Investment Network, the first impact investing and blended finance collaborative dedicated to long term solutions to forced migration. John also co-founded the Alight Fund, a for-profit investment fund for refugee entrepreneurs, and Toilet Hackers, a social enterprise dedicated to scaling access to dignified sanitation for the 2.5 billion people without a toilet.  John currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the New Hill Development Corporation and the U.S.-Mexico Foundation, as Trustee of Babson College, and as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream. John holds a B.A. from Columbia University and an MBA from the Babson F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.