BETHESDA, MD – October 24, 2019 – ImpactAssets, a nonprofit financial services firm that increases the flow of capital into investments delivering financial, social and environmental returns, today announced the appointment of Lauren Booker Allen to the ImpactAssets board of directors, effective immediately.
“Lauren is an inspiring leader in impact investing and we look forward to her insights and contributions to our board of directors,” said Tim Freundlich, CEO, ImpactAssets. “Her deep experience in financial services and impact investing will help ImpactAssets expand our market reach and accelerate the impact our donors are making as they deploy philanthropic investment capital to address the world’s most pressing problems.”
Lauren Booker Allen leads the impact advisory practice at Jordan Park, which provides investment management and financial advice to a distinct community of individuals, families, and institutions.
Prior to Jordan Park, Lauren was Senior Manager of Impact Investing at Omidyar Network, where she managed investments, strategic partnerships, and thought leadership initiatives to drive the firm’s impact investing and philanthropy industry development efforts globally, often advising individuals, family offices, foundations, entrepreneurs, and asset managers.
Previously, Lauren worked at Goldman Sachs in the healthcare investment banking, global compliance, and training and communications groups. Lauren is the Vice Chair of the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Pacific Northwest Regional Scholar Advisory Committee and an alumni mentor of Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT). Lauren earned her BA in American and Urban Studies from Yale University and MBA from Harvard Business School.
“I have always admired ImpactAssets for its pioneering leadership and innovation in impact investing,” said Allen. “I am thrilled and honored to join the organization during such an exciting phase in its journey and look forward to supporting their critical work across the industry.”
ImpactAssets is a nonprofit financial services firm that increases the flow of capital into investments delivering financial, social and environmental returns. ImpactAssets’ donor advised fund (“The Giving Fund”) and field-building initiatives, including the ImpactAssets 50 database of private debt and equity fund managers, The ImpactAssets Handbook for Investors and the ImpactAssets Issue Brief library, enable philanthropists, other asset owners and their wealth advisors to advance social or environmental change through investments, as well as grantmaking.
About The Giving Fund:
The Giving Fund is an innovative donor advised fund that empowers donors to increase the impact of their giving by combining it with strategic sustainable and responsible investing to build a sophisticated philanthropic endowment. Donors recommend how The Giving Fund’s assets are invested across a range of leading impact investment options including community investment, turn-key portfolios, private debt and equity funds and custom investments. The Giving Fund currently has more than $1 billion in assets in 1,200 donor advised funds, working with 350 wealth advisors across 60 financial services firms.