The Future of Impact is Now: A Fireside Chat with Ron Cordes and Jed Emerson

  • 18 Feb 2020
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Liquidnet, 620 8th Avenue @ 40th St., 20th Floor, NYC


  • For ImpactAssets clients ONLY. Please see your email announcement or contact for the special registration code.
  • Please register early, as the price shifts to $45 five days before the event.

We welcome Ron Cordes and Jed Emerson for a Fireside Chat on the critical issues related to the future of impact investing. Impact visionaries and seasoned financiers, Ron and Jed will draw from the sector’s origins to examine the driving forces behind efforts to mobilize private capital to serve public good. These include how changing values and social urgencies are increasingly spurring calls for stakeholder-driven businesses, sustainable investment practices, and redefining the concept of return.

The ICF Fireside Chat series provides sector leaders with a forum to address pressing issues in impact investing, development finance, and sustainability. Impact Capital Forum is pleased to organize this event in partnership with ImpactAssets, the leading impact investing partner for individuals, families and philanthropists seeking to effect real change for people and planet.


Ron Cordes has enjoyed a 30+ year career in the investment industry. He was a co-founder and CEO of AssetMark (NYSE:AMK), a leading U.S. managed account platform with $50+ billion of AUM, co-authored The Art of Investing published by McGraw Hill, and was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Since co-founding the Cordes Foundation in 2006 with his wife, Marty, Ron has focused on impact investing and social entrepreneurship and currently serves on the boards of MicroVest, ImpactAssets, and Align Impact. His work in this area has been profiled in an array of publications including The New York TimesBarron’sFastCompanyForbes and FORTUNE.

Dubbed “The Godfather of Impact Investing” by Conscious Company Magazine, Jed Emerson has been at the forefront of strategy and practice to transform capital markets and communities for several decades. Author/co-author of eight books on social entrepreneurship and impact investing, along with numerous papers and articles, he has helped shape how investors around the world think about not only how to execute the best impact investing strategies, but why they should do so. His last book, The Purpose of Capital: Elements of Impact, Financial Flows and Natural Being,—and its music video, “What If?”  have informed thousands of sector leaders, impact investors, philanthropists, family offices, and wealth advisors. Emerson has held faculty appointments at Stanford, Harvard and Oxford Business Schools and served as senior advisor to ultra-hight net worth families leading the impact investing revolution.


5:30-5:55 pm: Registration and Networking
5:55 pm: Welcomes/Intros
6:00-6:45 pm: Fireside Chat with Ron Cordes & Jed Emerson
6:45-7:05 pm: Q&A
7:10-8:00 pm: Cocktail Reception

Special thanks to Liquidnet for hosting this event.

620 8th Avenue @ 40th St., 20th Floor, New York, NY 10018


There is a reduced price for Impact Capital Forum members and ImpactAssets clients to attend this special event, which you'll see during the registration process.  Attendees have the option of becoming ICF members just before registering for this event. 

Impact Capital Forum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. New York, N.Y.

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