Mr. Emerson has founded or co-founded some of the nation’s leading impact investing, venture philanthropy, community venture capital and social enterprises. He is Senior Fellow with ImpactAssets, a nonprofit financial services firm. From 2011 to 2017, he was also senior strategic advisor to five family offices with over $1.4 billion in total assets, each executing 100 percent impact/sustainable investment strategies with their total net worth. Currently he continues to work with two ultra-high-net-worth families.
Mr. Emerson has authored numerous articles and papers on social entrepreneurship and investing, including “Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference,” winner of the 2012 Nautilus Gold Book Award and the first book on impact investing. He is currently working on his eighth book, titled “The Purpose of Capital”, which will be released in the Fall.
Originator of the concept of Blended Value, Mr. Emerson has given presentations at The World Economic Forum, The Clinton Global Initiative, The Skoll World Forum and countless other conferences and professional meetings around the world. He is a Senior Fellow with the Center for Social Investment at Heidelberg University (Germany) and has held faculty appointments with Oxford University, Harvard, Stanford and Kellogg business schools.