Catalyst Talks
Catalyst Talks
Nov 9, 2020
Jed Emerson: The Purpose of Capital
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Jed Emerson, originator of the concepts of Blended Value and Total Portfolio Management, has extensive experience leading, staffing and advising funds, firms, social ventures and foundations pursuing financial performance with social/environmental impact.

He is the Author of The Purpose of Capital: Elements of Impact, Financial Flows and Natural Being.

In addition to his writing, Jed currently focuses on working with families exploring how to ensure a long term legacy by managing their full net worth for impact. He also advises investment firms on the implications of an impact investing framework for their practice. He is an internationally recognized Thought Leader in impact investing, social entrepreneurship and strategic philanthropy. Emerson has played founder roles with some of the nation’s leading venture philanthropy, community venture capital and social enterprises.

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 to attain their personal and professional visions.

Where you can find Jed Emerson:

The book: “The Purpose of Capital: Elements of Impact, Financial Flows and Natural Being”


Twitter: @Blendedvalue

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