This year we hosted two lectures around the theme of Creating Shared Value and Evaluating Social Impact.
Nov 12: Assessing Impact: Empowering Girls and Women for Business Success
Feb 11: How Do Financial Organizations Evaluate Social Ventures?
Bios of our speakers are below.
Monday, February, 11, 2013, 6:00pm–7:00pm.
How Do Financial Organizations Evaluate Social Ventures?
Social ventures who want to make both a financial and social impact have to balance both goals. Investors, funders and lenders also have to look at how to evaluate impact beyond just financial return. Join us this evening as two leaders in social venture financing talk about how financiers approach evaluating social ventures, and make investment or lending decisions. This evening is for anyone engaged with social ventures!
Kat Taylor, CEO, One Pacific Bank
Kat Taylor’s life has been dedicated to serving social justice and environmental health. Kat is active in a variety of social business, public benefit and philanthropic ventures in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, she serves as CEO of One PacificCoast Bank, a Community Development Financial Institution whose mission is to bring beneficial banking to low-income communities in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner. Kat is also a Founding Director of TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation (TKREF) dedicated to sustainable food production through ranching, tours, research, and school lunch and garden programs. TKREF owns the social business LeftCoast GrassFed, which raises cattle in ways good for people and planet
Penelope Douglas, Chair of the Board, Social Capital Markets
Penelope Douglas co-founded and served as CEO of Pacific Community Ventures for the first 12 years of the organization’s life. PCV, a non-profit whose mission is to invest human, intellectual, and financial capital in small businesses for the benefit of economically underserved communities, has helped to create more than 5,000 jobs for lower-income workers at 250 small businesses throughout California. Penelope was additionally a partner in Pacific Community Ventures LLC, with $60 million of committed capital. Penelope also serves as Executive, Chair of the Board of Mission HUB LLC.
Networking reception follows the lecture catered by Bon Appétit Management Company..."food services for a sustainable future."
The event is free, but registration is required. Register here.
Learn more about our past Center for Socially Responsible Business lecture series.