We’re honored to have spent some time with GAMECHANGER Ron Cordes; a true pioneer in the social entrepreneurship and impact investing fields. Listen below and share it with others to push the conversation forward in growing the good economy.
Ron Cordes is co-founder of the Cordes Foundation. A veteran of more than 30 years in the investment industry, Cordes co-founded and then sold AssetMark Investment Services to Genworth Financial in 2006. He is currently co-chairman of Genworth Financial Wealth Management with more than $24 billion of assets under management. Cordes is co-author of “The Art of Investing & Portfolio Management” and was recognized as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005. He speaks extensively on impact investing and achieving meaning and purpose in an “encore” career. Cordes is chairman of the Executive Committee for ImpactAssets, a nonprofit financial services company formed in partnership with the Calvert Foundation, and co-chairman of the Opportunity Collaboration, a global poverty business retreat. He is also a regent of the University of the Pacific and chairman of the Advisory Board for its Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Cordes holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley. You can watch his TEDxSanJoaquin talk entitled “Catalyzing Capital to Change the World” or follow his recent press articles as shown below:
- Forbes entitled “Impact Investing & Social Entrepreneurship: A Way Forward” by Rahim Kanani.
- The Economist entitled “Happy Returns.”
- New York Times entitled “Getting Back More Than a Warm Feeling” by Caroline Preston.
- Fast Company entitled “Finance Guru Ron Cordes is Pointing Billions of Dollars in Better Directions” by Lisa Katayama.
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