Advancing all women podcast

Episode 48

Investing with a gender and racial equity lens

This week, we’ll learn the differences between impact investment and ESG, and best practices for savvy investment that grows capital for a difference.

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Peter Holupchinski, CFA, CPA, CFP®

Senior Wealth Advisor, CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC

Peter is a Senior Wealth Advisor with CLA, having joined the firm in 2013. Peter specializes in financial planning and investment advisory services and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Minnesota, holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, and is a Certified Financial Planner®.

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Orn Kong

Senior Director of Accounts, Altria Group Distribution Company

Orn Kong was appointed as Senior Director of Accounts in January of 2022. Prior to this role, Orn’s experience at Altria spans across multiple functions over 14 years and she has experiences and led work in the areas of Finance, Tax, Strategy and Business Development, Brand Management and Investor Relations. Orn has two daughters with her Husband and resides in Richmond, VA and was born to Cambodian refugees who arrived in the U.S. in 1981.

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Debra Schwartz

Managing Director, Impact Investments, MacArthur Foundation

Debra Schwartz is Managing Director for Impact Investments at the MacArthur Foundation, a private philanthropy with assets totalling approximately $8.5 billion.

For 40 years, MacArthur has made catalytic impact investments that advance equity, inclusion, and sustainability, committing $700+ million to private debt, equity and guarantees. Collectively, these impact-driven, private investments have helped strengthen and expand affordable housing, community development, climate solutions, entrepreneurship, access to credit and investment, and social innovation.

Debra joined MacArthur in 1995, having previously worked as an investment banker at John Nuveen & Co., and as CFO for a nonprofit child welfare agency in Chicago. An expert on impact investing, social enterprise, and non-profit finance, she has been an adjunct and guest lecturer at a number of leading universities. Debra is a frequent public speaker and resource for others working to start or strengthen their impact investing practice.

Currently, Debra serves on the Mission Investors Exchange board of directors and as Treasurer for the International Women’s Forum – Chicago Chapter. Previously, she was appointed by former President George W. Bush to the US Treasury Department Community Development Advisory Board and served as trustee of the Yale Club of Chicago Scholarship Foundation. Debra received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and earned her BA from Yale, summa cum laude.

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