Who We Are

The ImpactAssets team brings several decades of experience in impact investing, innovative financial services, philanthropy and wealth management.

Jed Emerson

Senior Fellow

Jed oversees ImpactAssets intellectual property development and field building efforts as an impact investment advisor, author and public speaker. He participates in the firm's strategic development and works with the distribution and investing teams to create and introduce impact investing platforms and products. He is chair of the ImpactAssets 50, a field-building initiative that promotes experienced impact investing firms.

Jed is a widely recognized, international thought leader on impact investing, performance metrics and sustainable finance. As originator of the term "blended value," he has spent over two decades exploring how capital investment strategies may be executed to create multiple returns. He has held appointments at Harvard, Stanford and Oxford business schools and has written extensively on impact investing, social return on investment, and related areas. He is co-author of the book, Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making A Difference, the first book published on the topic of impact investing.

Jed’s latest book, The Purpose of Capital: Elements of Impact, Financial Flows, and Natural Being, is an exploration of our historic journey to understand the purpose of capital and meaning of money. Copies of the e-Book are offered for free with hard/paperback copies priced at cost (i.e. waiving royalties) in order to help promote a new, deeper conversation in the field of impact investing with regard to how we approach both wealth management and our understanding of the value we create over the course of our lives.

As Founding Director of both Larkin Street Services and the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF), a founding board member of Pacific Community Ventures, as well as the first Senior Fellow at Generation Investment Management among numerous other appointments, he has spent a career helping expand capital options for both asset owners and those seeking appropriate forms of capital investment.

Jed is currently a Senior Fellow with the Center for Social Investment (Heidelberg University) and a strategic advisor to leading high net worth families and investment firms. When he is not traveling between his various engagements, he lives with his lovely wife, Mia, in San Francisco.