Impact in Public Equities
Investing Meets Social Justice Advocacy
Join us for the 11th edition of the Impact for Breakfast SF Chapter. We'll discuss how public equity can create social change with Leo Freeman from Adasina Social Capital.
Impact in Public Equities: Investing Meets Social Justice Advocacy
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
9:00am-10:30am PST / 12:00pm-1:30pm EST / 5pm-6:30pm GMT
Social impact investing is not always easily done when investing in public equities, but Adasina Social Capital is turning this belief on its head. Adasina is an investment and financial activism firm that serves as a critical bridge between financial markets and social justice movements for the benefit of people and our planet. They are committed to making large-scale, systemic change through investments in financial markets. Adasina utilizes investment strategies informed by advocacy groups with years of experience, and expertise, on social justice issues. This expertise helps Adasina invest and engage with companies to get more decision-useful data reported. In turn, the social justice NGOs can do their advocacy work more effectively. With Adasina, investors can seek both financial and social returns that are accountable to the well-being of the people and planet they impact. Leo Freeman, Head of Business Development at Adasina Social Capital, will:
- Explain the investment spectrum for social impact
- Give an overview of Adasina's journey so far
- Relay stories how the investment process is aiding social justice advocates
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About our Featured Speaker:
Leo Freeman, Director of Business Development at Adasina Social Capital
Leo brings a radically joyful approach to finance and working with new and prospective investors at Adasina Social Capital. Combining an extensive knowledge of traditional financial markets with a commitment to social justice, Leo specializes in helping new clients better understand our work and empowering them to take action by aligning their investments with their values.
In 2016, Leo discovered that they could combine their savvy for technology, their natural ability for connecting with people, and their affinity for economics as a Financial Advisor and became a licensed Investment Advisor Representative for a registered investment advisory firm. It was here that they cut their teeth as a 401(k) participant educator and eventually grew into a financial planner, providing advice and education in stocks, bonds, asset allocation, and everything in between.
With a lifelong love of music and a calling to help others, Leo originally set out on a path early in their career to become a music educator. They earned two Bachelor’s degrees in Jazz Trumpet Studies and Music Education from California State University, Sacramento, but realized shortly after graduation a yearning to be a part of something bigger than individualized education could provide. Thus, prior to their career in finance, Leo spent the first six years out of college doing what their friends and family call “character building,” as they learned first-hand how the world, the economy, and our social structures actually work.