Jed Emerson 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. 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 senior advisor to The Sterling Group (Hong Kong). When he is not traveling between his various engagements, he lives with his lovely wife, Mia, in San Francisco.