Investors no longer have to choose between returns and impact. Since its inception, Impact Investing, i.e. pursuing market-rate returns alongside measurable impact, has been gaining interest and support slowly. As its infrastructure has grown, Impact Investing is now growing rapidly, fueled by governmental support (s.a.the recent passage of the “climate” bill) and by Millennials and GenZers increasingly taking the helm. More and more business leaders are onboard to solve some of the world’s most intractable problems with innovative, scalable, profitable and self-sustaining solutions. In this presentation, you will learn about implementation and success of one of the newest investment models in the Impact Investing space, called Mission-Related Investing.
Moderator, Austin Walters, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of SpringTide Ventures, will present the case for Mission-Related Investing (MRI). A VC fund with the mission of democratizing medical and health care, SpringTide has invested in over 25 companies since its inception in 2018. Following this, Lauren Sercu from Sorenson Impact Group will discuss the strategies, opportunities and real-world challenges of making successful impact investments.
Participants must register by Noon on December 12th to receive details on joining the discussion. The Zoom link will be sent out 24 hours before the event.
Please note that no refunds will be issued.
Partner and CIO, Sorenson Impact Group
Lauren serves as a Partner and Chief Investment Officer of the Sorenson Impact Group, a mutli-disciplinary impact organization. In this role, Lauren leads Sorenson Impact Advisory, a business dedicated to helping families and foundations build market-rate, mission-related investment portfolios. Prior to Sorenson Impact, Lauren was a Managing Director at Sepio Capital, where she led the firm’s impact investing practice. Lauren began her career at Cambridge Associates, where she served as an Investment Director, overseeing portfolio construction for select endowments and foundations. Lauren graduated from Claremont McKenna College where she received a B.A. in Economics and Literature. In addition, Lauren has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Managing Partner and Co-Founder, SpringTide
Austin is a healthcare technology investor and operator who is passionate about supporting fellow entrepreneurs in working to improve human health and wellness. Prior to starting SpringTide, he founded or was an early employee at a number of successful ventures, including EchoNous, Edilytics, Friendemic, and Innosight.
Austin holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from BYU and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Past and present board director roles include Superconductive, PathologyWatch, Tula Health, Prolucent Health, and Vigor Medical Systems.
Founder, Rev Consulting
Jennifer Voss is currently with Rev Consulting, an HR consulting service to companies in search of innovative people-driven solutions to growth, including counsel on team structuring, organizational design and recruitment. With extensive experience leading the growth of mission-driven companies, she believes passionately in the power of companies to solve problems for consumers and businesses as well as provide positive social impact. As a young “impact
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