The Impact Investing Landscape
Impact investing has grown exponentially over the past few years and now comprises a significant portion of angel and early VC investments nation-wide and in Colorado. But there is a lot of confusion about what really is an impact company? Social? Environmental? Economic development? Is it non-profit, or should it be held to the same standards as venture backed companies? How do you measure impact?
This interactive panel will be led by local impact investors from Rockies Impact Fund, Social Venture Circle and Cornerstone Capital and will span across multiple viewpoints. Audience participation will be encouraged!
-Emily Winslow - Social Venture Circle
-Katherine Pease - Cornerstone Capital
-Peter Adams - Rockies Impact Fund
-Katherine Pease is Managing Director of Impact Strategy at Cornerstone Capital Group. Cornerstone helps families and individuals, foundations and endowments, multifamily offices and other registered investment advisors to develop and manage customized investment strategies aligned to their financial and values-based objectives. In her role as Head of Impact Strategy, Katherine works with clients, helps develop and monitor impact strategies, manages the firm’s impact measurement effort, and provides contributions to Cornerstone’s professional research team. She previously served as the Principal of KP Advisors, Inc., whose mission is to help foundations, nonprofits and investors develop thoughtful, innovative approaches to address the challenges they care most about by using a variety of types of capital and other resources to make the world more just, fair and equitable. Previously she served as Senior Vice President for Philanthropic Investment and Public Policy at Gary Community Investments and as Executive Director of the Gill Foundation. In addition, Katherine is a board member of Global Greengrants Fund and the Colorado Nonprofit Association and she serves on numerous philanthropic and nonprofit advisory boards.
-Emily Winslow is the Senior Manager of Investments and Impact Opportunities for Social Venture Circle, formerly Investors’ Circle. In this role, she catalyzes and supports national and local deal flow, cultivates relationships with aligned community partners, identifies impact opportunities, and promotes best practices across the SVC network. Emily is also the Co-Founder and CEO of All Wins Ventures. Prior to starting All Wins Ventures, Emily achieved a deep understanding of impact investing as COO for PeakChange, an early-stage impact investing family office. During her time with PeakChange, she managed a portfolio of 40 direct investments and 11 impact funds on behalf of one of the pioneering leaders in early-stage impact investing. Emily has provided management consulting support for social entrepreneurs and their companies in Africa, Asia, and Central America, in addition to the United States. Furthermore, Emily has facilitated the operations of nonprofit and for-profit boards, helping to implement best practices, establish clear communications, and build organizational capacities.