How Do Financial Organizations Evaluate Social Ventures?

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The Center for Socially Responsible Business Presents:

How Do Financial Organizations Evaluate Social Ventures?

Monday, February 11, 2013

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, followed by a reception


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 PacificCoast 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."




More About the Center for Socially Responsible Business:


The Center for Socially Responsible Business and its annual conference are made possible through a generous grant from The Elfenworks Foundation.


Please let us know if you will not be able to attend and we will donate your ticket to a student. 


Schedule is subject to change at any time.