Global Trends in Impact Investing
Exploring the global factors propelling impact investing in 2013
For the month of May, Impact Chat and the Harvard Club of Singapore are pleased to be presenting Luther Ragin, CEO of the Global Impact Investing Network, as he shares with us the latest trends and topics making a splash in the impact investing world.
As president of the GIIN, Luther sits on a unique perch as head of an organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing globally. Join us as we address what are the newest tools, strategies and initiatives that continue to build stronger infrastructure and support that will attract more investment capital to address Asia’s poverty and environmental challenges.
This is a lunchtime chat, so come and nourish your brain and body! More information about the Chat and Luther are below. We look forward to seeing you there.
When: Wednesday, May 8; 12:15pm-1:15pm
Where: DBS Asia Central Auditorium, Level 3
12 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018982
RSVP: Sign up here
Note: DBS is providing light finger food for this lunchtime discussion
About the Speaker:
Luther M. Ragin, Jr. is the Chief Executive Officer of the GIIN.
Prior to joining the GIIN, Luther served as Vice President for Investments at New York-based F.B. Heron Foundation from 1999 to 2011. Mr. Ragin oversaw the F.B. Heron Foundation’s endowment, building a portfolio of more than $260 million, steadily increasing the impact investing allocation to more than 40 percent while maintaining competitive, risk-adjusted financial returns. Prior to joining the Foundation in 1999, Luther was the Chief Financial Officer of the National Community Capital Association, a trade association of community development financial institutions that provide access to capital in low-income communities.
Other significant experience includes eight years as Chief Financial Officer of Earl G. Graves, Ltd., and seven years with Chase Manhattan Bank, including three years as Vice President of Syndications/Assets Sales for the North American Corporate Finance Sector. He holds a BA and Master of Public Policy from Harvard, and is a graduate of Columbia University’s Executive Program in Business Administration. He is a member of the board of directors of Social Finance U.S., the GIIN, and the Threshold Group. He is an adjunct lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a senior research fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations.