Jared Gonsky, LOHAS Advisors Partner

LOHAS Advisors Partner

Jared Gonsky

LOHAS Advisors Partner

JAred Gonsky

Jared Gonsky, LOHAS Advisors Partner

Jared Gonsky is a partner at LOHAS Advisors where he bridges the gap between asset owners and managers that want to make a meaningful impact, and the innovative social enterprises and funds that address today’s most pressing challenges. He is an expert in impact investing and leads the firm’s support for intergenerational wealth transfer.

Jared’s knowledge and expertise in sustainability run deep. Following his travel and time abroad in the mid-2000s, Jared came to the realization that the inequitable business practices and unsustainable use of resources that frustrated him at home were increasingly being replicated globally. He quickly identified this as an urgent issue and took it upon himself to help lead the change towards transformative business models that create healthier systems.

With this goal in mind, Jared began his impact-focused journey as a management consultant at ERM where he helped set up the company’s new Energy, Climate Change and Sustainability practice, and led projects for leading fortune 500 firms across Oil & Gas, Consumer Products, Transportation, and Healthcare. Here he established his technical expertise and led a wide range of sustainability projects including sustainability program design, life cycle analysis (LCA), carbon & water footprinting, CSR reporting, green building, and energy efficiency. In this regard, Jared helped companies collect ESG data, measure and manage impact long before investors understood their importance.

Following his time at ERM, Jared then went on to lead project financing and commercial activities for a variety of clean technology ventures in the area of energy, waste conversion, sustainable buildings, and infrastructure. Notably, he worked at DuPont in alternative fuels, and led emerging markets for the carbon recycling firm LanzaTech, which was recently named #27 on Fast Company’s list of the world’s most innovative companies. Jared also supported social enterprises including Autism Workforce, a consulting practice that helps hire and manage employees with autism, and ExerciseBuddy, an app that helps instructors teach fitness to students with autism and related disorders.

Jared started his career during the dot-com boom in the late 90s with CGI Capital where he performed due diligence and evaluated direct private investments in tech-based firms. He earned his BS degree in cell biology, magna cum laude, and his MBA from the University of Illinois. He also holds certifications in sustainable enterprise, corporate social responsibility, and impact investing.

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Donor-Advised Funds will Drive Impact Investing

Donor-Advised Funds will Drive Impact Investing

LOHAS Advisors was recently asked to share its expertise on Donor-Advised Funds and hot impact investing trends for a Refinitiv E-Book entitled the Sustainable Finance and ESG: The 2020 Playbook

Donor-Advised Funds will Drive Impact Investing

Donor-Advised Funds will Drive Impact Investing

LOHAS Advisors was recently asked to share its expertise on Donor-Advised Funds and hot impact investing trends for a Refinitiv E-Book entitled the Sustainable Finance and ESG: The 2020 Playbook

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LOHAS works with its clients and their investment advisors and wealth managers to identify the optimal mix of financial requirements and social or environmental values for investing that delivers both profit and impact.

LOHAS works with its clients and their investment advisors and wealth managers to understand risk/return profiles and explore alternative investment strategies, and then we source, analyze, help structure, and support impact investment transactions.

LOHAS works with a variety of clients on issues most relevant to them, customizing each engagement to meet their needs; but we also focus heavily on key areas and strategies that reflect our team’s expertise and more effectively enable our clients’ aspirations.

Investment seeking both profit and impact comes from a growing variety of sources – from individual investors to organizations to their advisors – and LOHAS works with each to support their specific needs, developing customized strategies and providing hands-on implementation.

Whether keynoting or moderating family office, impact investing, or social impact entertainment conferences, contributing to leading publications, delivering or participating in webinars or podcasts, or providing interviews on key industry topics, the LOHAS team helps drive public discourse on investment delivering both profit and impact.

LOHAS team members leverage vast operational experience and extensive industry relationships to deliver execution-ready impact investing strategies with enabling partner affiliations and hands-on support.