David Bank is a journalist, an entrepreneur and the editor and CEO of Impact IQ Inc. The theme of “catalyzing capital” runs through all of Bank’s work, from The Wall Street Journal, through Encore.org (formerly Civic Ventures), which mobilizes talent for social innovation, to Impact IQ, a media platform for pioneering investors, innovative ventures and market-driven change. Along with ImpactSpace.org, the open impact data initiative, Impact IQ delivers “deals, data and intelligence” to investors seeking social, environmental and financial returns.
In a decade at the Journal, Bank covered Microsoft, the internet and the software industry and launched the paper’s philanthropy beat. His book, Breaking Windows (Free Press, 2001), was named one of the year’s “Best Business Books” by the Harvard Business Review and Amazon.com.
Bank was a Nieman fellow at Harvard and earned an MS in journalism from Columbia and a BA in politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.