Jed Emerson is the originator of the concept of Blended Value. He has extensive experience leading, staffing and advising funds, firms, social ventures and foundations pursuing financial performance with social/environmental impact. Jed currently focuses on working with families exploring how to ensure a long term legacy by managing their full net worth for impact and engage in family processes which bring multiple generations into that effort.

He is an internationally recognized Thought Leader in sustainability and sustainable finance, impact investing, social entrepreneurship and strategic philanthropy. Jed has played founder roles with some of the nation’s leading venture philanthropy, community venture capital and social enterprises, most notably REDF and Larkin Youth Services.

Jed has also held academic appointments at Harvard and Stanford Business Schools, and is currently a visiting fellow at the Skoll Center at Oxford University’s Said Business School. He holds a BA from Lewis and Clark College, a Master of Social Work from the University of Denver, and an MBA from St Mary’s College of California.