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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Impact Investing: Shaping an Industry by Tackling Systemic Barriers. Frontline with Faculty Series.

This session will focus on the field building and market building activities of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and allied organizations. http://hausercenter.harvard.edu/?p=1942 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.

  • Location:
    Belfer, Weil Town Hall, Lobby Level, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Date:
    Thursday, April 11, 2013
  • Time:
    4:15 PM

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