Dr. Charly Kleissner is an impact investor. He believes that the deeper meaning of wealth is to make a positive contribution to humanity and the planet. He insists that the best impact investments integrate financial return and social/environmental impact. And he argues that Modern Portfolio Theory has to be re-conceptualized to seamlessly integrate positive impact into a Total Portfolio Theory. He sees impact investing not as an intellectual exercise, but as an expression of who he really is.
Dr. Kleissner co-founded KL Felicitas Foundation (www.klfelicitasfoundation.org), and Social-Impact International (www.social-impact.org), which help social entrepreneurs worldwide to accelerate and increase their impact. KL Felicitas Foundation recently demonstrated, that impact investors can construct a 100% Impact Portfolio and achieve competitive financial returns. Dr. Kleissner co-founded Toniic (www.toniic.com), and the ‘100%IMPACT Network’, global networks for impact investors.
Dr. Kleissner serves on the Advisory Board of the Global Hub Company (www.the-hub.net), and as Board Director and Chairman of the Investment Committee of ImpactAssets (www.impactassets.org).
Dr. Kleissner has over twenty years of experience as a senior technology executive in Silicon Valley companies like NeXT and Ariba. Dr. Kleissner earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Technology, Vienna.
09 Jun 2017
This session will discuss the range of approaches to funding social impact, the inherent challenges involved and opportunities for greater use of hybrid approaches. AVPN considers social investing to encompass philanthropy, venture philanthropy and impact investing.