Can making a profit and impact truly go together?
Impact investing is a buzzword among business leaders, but does it actually create the impact it claims to? Join us to hear from innovators in the field about how they are creating sustainable change by investing in business as a force for good.
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Meet Our Speakers
Manager, Salesforce Impact Fund
Enki is currently an investor on Salesforce’s Impact Fund, a corporate venture capital fund making direct equity investments in technology solutions for Education and Workforce Development, Sustainability, DE&I, and Social Sector Technology.
Enki has a background in Accounting and Finance, starting her career at PwC primarily in their deals practice and then spent a brief period in strategic finance at an ed-tech start-up prior to moving to Salesforce. Enki graduated from Binghamton University with a dual degree in Mathematics and Accounting.
Insights Lead, Acumen
Esha works with different teams at Acumen to help them achieve learning objectives, move from learning to action, and share Acumen’s insights and ideas externally. She joined Acumen in 2014 as part of the Strategic Partnerships team, where she led proposal development and grant reporting.
Prior to Acumen, Esha worked at the Stimson Center, a security and development think tank in Washington, DC. Esha holds a bachelor’s in International and Area Studies from the University of Oklahoma, graduating magna cum laude and with honors. She spent time in Turkey during and following her undergraduate studies, first studying at Bogazici University in Istanbul and later working at Baskent University in Antalya.
Portfolio Manager, AllianceBernstein
Eric Glass is a Portfolio Manager and a member of the Municipal Investment Policy Group, as well as the lead on the Municipal Impact Investment Policy Group. He is also a member of AB’s firmwide Responsible Investment Steering Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Working Group. After joining the firm in 2000, Glass served as a research analyst and trader on the Municipal team. Before that, he was on the municipal research team at Moody’s Investors Service.
Prior to his career in capital markets, Glass spent several years working at, and managing, a transitional homeless shelter in Essex County, New Jersey. He holds a BS in business administration from the University of Richmond and an MA in public administration from Columbia University. Glass is a CFA charterholder.
Marcos Salazar - Moderator
CEO & Co-Founder, Be Social Change
Marcos Salazar (@marcossalazar) is a serial social entrepreneur, career coach, speaker, and community-builder. Marcos has worked in research and leadership development at the American Psychological Association, Girl Scouts, and the White House Project (promoting women to run for office). He is also the founder of two t-shirt companies, a number of social impact blogs, and the author of two books.
Through Be Social Change, Marcos taps into his entrepreneur’s creativity and social good inspiration to help people find and do meaningful work and lead more sustainable lifestyles. Marcos earned a degree from Amherst College and a Masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University. You can learn more about him at www.marcossalazar.com.
February 5, 2020
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