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Impact Wine Down - San Francisco

Sarona Asset Management

Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

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As the interest in impact investing grows, investors are seeking opportunities to incorporate impact into their portfolios. Getting up to speed on the latest in the sector can be overwhelming. To help, we’ve gathered three visionary impact investing leaders to offer their insights.


Come “wine-down” with us for an informal dialogue about the wide range of ways to allocate to impact.



Any qualified private debt and equity impact investors looking to hear the latest on implementing impact strategies for you and your clients.




4:30 pm – Registration + Coffee/Tea

5:00 pm – Discussion Panel

6:00 pm – Cocktail Reception





AMRITA VK VATSAL Managing Director, Business Development at Ecotrust Forest Management . Amrita joined EFM in 2011 and is a member of EFM’s management team. In this role she shapes the company’s growth and impact investment strategies managing new product development, investor recruitment, and strategic projects. She oversees the company’s communications, investor reporting, and impact monitoring program. As a member of EFM’s investment team Amrita also contributes to property sourcing, transaction structuring, conservation finance, and carbon project development. Prior to EFM, Amrita was an Assistant Manager with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Singapore where she spent 8 years sampling Chinese-Malay vegetarian food. 



BETH STELLUTO – Impact Consultant & Angel Investor at ImpactAssets. Elizabeth, “Beth,” is responsible for leading business development, marketing and client experience for ImpactAssets. She brings more than 25 years of experience in financial services and has served as a volunteer and board member of several industry associations and non-profits. Prior to joining ImpactAssets, Beth was Chief Marketing Officer for NestWise, a firm offering personal financial advice to middle-class Americans. She also spent nearly 17 years with Charles Schwab, where she held several executive positions in marketing, business line management, and product development. She lives in San Francisco where she enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities.




GERHARD PRIES – Chief Executive Officer of Sarona Asset Management. In over 20 years of frontier market investing, Mr. Pries has been a founder of a number of private investment firms, including Sarona and MicroVest Capital Management. He currently serves on the Board and Investment Committee of Sarona, MicroVest, Grand Challenges Canada, ImpactAssets, and numerous companies in the Sarona portfolio.





GIL CRAWFORD  Chief Executive Officer of MicroVest. Gil is responsible for leading the company’s investment operations and strategy since MicroVest’s founding in 2003. As MicroVest’s CEO, he led the launch of MicroVest I, LP, the first commercial private debt and equity vehicle focused on microfinance in North America. Mr. Crawford has over 25 years experience with microfinance institutions and capital markets across the globe.





Have questions about Impact Wine Down - San Francisco? Contact Sarona Asset Management

When & Where

Impact Hub, San Francisco
1885 Mission Street
Impact Hub, San Francisco, CA 94103

Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

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