DCS was founded by Delilah Rothenberg in 2009. Delilah is an ESG and impact specialist with over 14 years of experience in financial services and over 10 years focused on developing countries, including application of the Equator Principles, IFC Performance Standards, EHS Guidelines, and other responsible and impact investing frameworks.
Delilah has been contracted by firms in the following sectors: private equity, banking, palm oil and agribusiness, infrastructure and real assets, personal care, food and beverage, and education. Companies include Impala Energy, Pegasus Capital Advisors, Citigroup, PepsiCo, Zephyr Management, Herakles Capital, Black Rhino, Tiossan, the African School of Economics, among others. Her past experience includes institutional equities at Bear, Stearns & Co and investment research with Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG).
Delilah has served on the Business Council for Peace (Bpeace) Executive Council and Board of Directors, founded their Young Professionals Committee, and was on their founding mission to Rwanda. Through Bpeace, Delilah focused on small-and-medium-sized enterprise (SME) development in conflict-affected countries. She is a Board Member of Invest Africa US and has served on the UN Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) Supply Chains Working Group, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) Holding Company Working Group, and Pegasus’ Sustainability Committee.
Delilah has a B.A. with honors in History, Politics, and Africa Studies from New York University, where she also studied Swahili. Her work has been featured in various media outlets, and she speaks publicly on topics relating to ESG, impact, and investment in Africa. She has been an active contributor to USAID's initiatives related to responsible land-based investments in developing countries.