An Introduction to Impact Investing

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Jul 31, 2011 Comments Off on An Introduction to Impact Investing

Online webinar
Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 12 – 1pm

Georgette Wong, CEO of Correlation Consulting and CEO of the Take Action! Impact Investing Conference Series will present an overview on “impact investments,” investments that create both financial returns and social or environmental benefits. Over the last five years, Georgette has specialized in impact investments that create market-rate or above financial returns, and has convened asset owners and others with a combined total of $4.5 trillion in capital. She will discuss how this style of investing impact differentiates itself from other investments and why investment in impact is relevant. She will discuss key players and the evolution of the field, including her most recent research on foundations, pension plans, corporations, development finance institutions and wealthy families. The results of this study will be announced in the fall at events hosted by the US State Department and the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment.

Over the last fifteen years, Ms. Wong has advised investors on public and private investments, grown and funded early stage companies, and developed organizations focused on more effective philanthropy and partnerships between business and social sectors. Prior to founding her firm in 2006, Ms. Wong has the Director of Investor Relations for the Sterling Stamos Capital Management LLC, a $2.5B integrated investment firm. She managed some of the firm’s top relationships with Fortune 100 companies and high net worth families and provided guidance for the firm’s first year of philanthropy. Ms. Wong has served on the Boards of The Full Circle Fund, The Foundation Incubator, and Chinese for Affirmative Action. Earlier in her career, Ms. Wong raised $1M each year for the Asian Law Caucus, the nation’s oldest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Pacific Americans. Ms. Wong earned her MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles and her BA magna cum laude from Amherst College.

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