Jed Emerson is executive vice president of ImpactAssets, a nonprofit financial services firm creating impact investing products to bridge the asset owner/impact fund market. He is also a senior fellow with the Center for Social Investing at Heidelberg University in Germany and a senior advisor to The River Star Group, a family office based in Hong Kong pursuing a sustainable/impact investing strategy. He has held faculty appointments at Harvard, Stanford and Oxford Business schools. He is internationally recognized as a thought leader, originated the concept of “blended value” and has presented his work at the World Economic Forum, The Clinton Global Initiative and other events around the world.
Emerson holds master degrees in both business and social work administration, has written over thirty articles/papers and co-edited multiple books on topics as diverse as sustainable investing, performance metrics and measurement, impact investing and sustainable hedge fund investing. He works with foundations, investment funds, individuals, social enterprises and businesses to assist those who seek to maximize the total value of their investing and entrepreneurship in order to attain their personal and professional visions.
His various papers may be found at www.blendedvalue.org and he has a new book entitled, Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference (Wiley, 2011).