Lauryn Agnew is a leader in the new field of Place-Based Impact Investing. Her research into building place-based impact portfolios under institutional fiduciary standards has been published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Oxford University. As the founder of the Bay Area Impact Investing Initiative, she has developed customized regional impact investing model portfolios across all asset classes designed to have a positive impact on the Bay Area region and make strong financial returns for investors. She also has served as a resource to non-profit organizations for investment consulting services, developing and implementing institutional investment strategies. She often speaks on panels to provide fiduciary education about ESG and impact investing for public fund and non-profit board and investment committee members. In addition, Lauryn has a long history of fiduciary-related work, including serving as a trustee and Board Chair for the San Mateo County Employees’ Retirement Association (www.SamCERA.org) with $3.5 billion in assets, and chairing and continuing to serve the investment committees at the United Way of the Bay Area and the Girl Scouts of Northern California.
Lauryn holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics from Whitman College and an MBA in Finance from the University of Oregon.
Advisory Board Member
Ian Galloway is a senior research associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He is the author of “Peer-to-Peer Lending and Community Development Finance” and “Charter School Tax Credit: Investing in Human Capital” and and was a contributing editor of Investing in What Works for America’s Communities: Essays on People, Place, and Purpose (2012). Ian holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from Colgate University.
Advisory Board Member
Chad Spitler joined CamberView Partners as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and head of the firm’s advisory service on sustainable business practices. CamberView is the leading independent source of advice to public companies on shareholder activism and engagement. Previously, Mr. Spitler spent 15 years at BlackRock where he most recently held the role of Managing Director and COO for the Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment team. In that role he led the analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors within the firm’s investment process, including issuer engagement and proxy voting. In this role he advised institutional clients on sustainable investing, provided input to market regulators, and consulted with industry groups on best practices.
Stephen Malta Place-Based Impact Investing Consultant and Marketing Lead
A native San Franciscan, Stephen graduated from the University of San Francisco with a B.S. degree in Business Administration where he participated as a Research Assistant for USF’s Change Agent Research Lab. Currently, Stephen is a Place-Based Impact Investing Consultant with the BAIII where he leads Marketing and Communications for the organization.
Stephen is also a Tech4Good Community Organizer with NetSquared (netsquared.org), a program of TechSoup (techsoup.org), managing marketing and events around impact topics for the nonprofit, CSR, and social impact tech community in both San Francisco and on the Peninsula.
Aligned to his impact business and marketing background, he also holds a passion for Applied Psychology where he has researched, published, presented, and led seminars. Notably, for his work in applied psychology, he has received academic, Change Management Review, and Oxford Review press.