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PresidioPRO Presents

A Master Class in Impact Investing
Featuring Jed Emerson

Friday, October 12th, 2012
$50 General Admission
$35 Presidio Students, Alumni, and Staff

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Get ready for a Master Class in Impact Investing by one of the field’s founders.

Jed Emerson will be visiting Presidio to lay out the fundamentals of impact investing, and lead discussion and debate of critical issues facing the field’s practitioners.

The course will provide participants with grounding in core concepts such as capital stacking, performance metrics, intermediation, and other themes important for understanding how asset owners are approaching this investment arena and investment strategy. The class will also tackle case study questions and real world situations from participants’ experience and practice.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to engage in contemporary discussions with clients and colleagues regarding the practices of impact investing and their potential promise. You will also be able to apply the basic concepts to your current work, whether in business or nonprofits.

Who Should Attend:

• Finance and investment professionals, including business and nonprofit asset mangers
• Investors and philanthropists
• Social entrepreneurs
• Anyone interested in potential implications of impact investing in their own work or lives

About Jed Emerson:

Jed Emerson 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. He is currently Chief Impact Strategist at Impact Assets, a senior fellow at the Center for Social Investment at Heidelberg University, and senior advisor to The Sterling Group (Hong Kong).

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.

Pre-Session Preparation:

Read: Bugg-Levine and Emerson. Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference. Wiley and Son, 2011.

Class will be held at:

Presidio Graduate School
36 Lincoln Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94129

For more information, contact Ryan Cabinte, Faculty Director, at ryan.cabinte@presidioedu.org or 415-655-8956.

*Location may change to a venue in downtown San Francisco. Registered participants will be notified of any change at least a week before the event.