Founder and Managing Director
Christine Yu is Founder and Managing Director of Lapidary, which invests in and incubates early to mid-stage, for-profit and mission-focused companies across a variety of social and environmental impact mandates in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. In the impact venture building space Lapidary focuses on the sustainable fashion arena, having launched its first wholly-incubated apparel brand, AndAll (www.weareandall.com) in 2020. AndAll is a line of size inclusive shirting made with respect for people and planet.
Passionate about financial inclusion, financial literacy and the gender lens space, Christine is launching two startups focused on these impact mandates. She has also co-founded a non-profit organization focused on closing the gender investing gap called Girls Just Wanna Have Fund$ (www.gjwhf.org). She holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Chicago and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
My Sustainability Goals for 2021:
I want to continue to make better sustainable, circular choices every day in all aspects of my daily life– from the clothes I wear, the food I eat, the things I consume and the footprint I create.