Don Shaffer, Social Impact Investor US
Don Shaffer is co-founder of Jubilee, an investment platform for building Beautiful Portfolios that are catalytic in healing the Earth, for equity and healing between people, and that build the spiritual ballast we need to meet these changing times. For wealth-holders with the furthest possible vision and intention, Jubilee offers direct investment opportunities, advisory services, and unrivaled peer-to-peer learning journeys.
Don is a thought leader in the field of social finance and has worked with hundreds of pioneering wealth holders.He served as President & CEO of RSF Social Finance for ten years, stepping down on December 31, 2017.
RSF has made over $500 million in direct investments, loans, and gifts to social enterprises since 1984. With a purpose to transform the way the world works with money, RSF has a long history of supporting peer organizations and other leaders who are:
- building the field of impact investing,
- questioning the core assumptions of our financial system, and
- creating the conditions for an economy based on love, generosity, and interdependence.
After teaching high school to Native American students in New Mexico, Don has been a co-founder, partner, and/or management team member of San Francisco Bay Area-based social enterprises since 1994, growing a for-profit education business, a software company, and a sporting goods manufacturer.
Don grew up in central New Jersey, and comes from Quaker ancestors in and around Philadelphia. He graduated from Cornell University with a BA in American History. He currently serves on the board of B Lab, the international certifier of B Corporations.