Pioneering Impact Investing Leader Nancy Pfund Named FWSF’s 2022 Woman Financier of the Year | Nation/World

The organization’s most prestigious award honors outstanding women leaders in finance and financial services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) today named Nancy Pfund, Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners, as FWSF’s 2022 Financial Woman of the Year . DBL Partners is one of the first venture capital firms to bring impact investing into the mainstream. Nancy and her colleagues launched DBL from JP Morgan in 2008 after seeing increased momentum in the shift to social and environmental impact. At DBL (for “Double Bottom Line”), Nancy and her team have built a company whose raison d’être is to promote impact investing. The company strives to optimize both financial return (First Bottom Line) and positive social impact, including social, environmental and economic benefits (Second Bottom Line) in the regions and sectors in which it operates. invests. Nancy was an early investor in Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity, and Pandora, among others.

Along with her innovative spirit and leadership in building a clean energy future for the planet and putting social impact on boardroom agendas, Nancy has always championed promotion of women’s participation and leadership. Nancy strongly believes that the future will be brighter with a more diverse and representative workforce. The FWSF shares Nancy’s commitment to making an impact, increasing diversity and advancing women – these are some of the many reasons Nancy is being honored by the FWSF in 2022.

“Building my career in finance in San Francisco over the years,” says Nancy, “I’ve always been struck by the abundance of professional women who not only lead in their own fields, but who proactively help other women to progress in theirs. The Financial Women of San Francisco organization has played a key role in highlighting the importance and accomplishments of Bay Area women in finance, and I am honored to join the ranks of the exceptional women who have won this price before me.

Melissa Maquilan Radic, 2022 President of the FWSF and Managing Director of Investor Relations and Capital Markets at IMPACT Community Capital, LLC, is especially thrilled with this year’s winner. “Nancy Pfund was a leader in the field of impact investing long before impact investing was widely recognized today. She is a champion of social and environmental change, both personally and professionally, and is an inspiring role model for women who want to lead in the field of investment or impact management. We are very proud to award Nancy our highest honor and look forward to sharing her insights with the FWSF community.

“When I started my impact investing journey, it was a lonely place,” Nancy explained, “Unwavering and determined to bring the worlds of finance, investment, and social and environmental progress together, I relied on the support of early adopters. ready to bet on me and this new vision. Many of those early adopters were women, and women continue to have a major impact today. The FWSF embodies the spirit of impact – and its benefits – by elevating women with purpose and passing the baton to younger women through its scholarship program that creates the next generation of female finance leaders.

The Financial Woman of the Year award was established in 1996 to celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary. Former FWSF Presidents Leslie Miller and Shelly Porges created the Financial Woman of the Year event with the triple purpose of raising funds for the FWSF scholarship program, increasing awareness of the FWSF and celebrate the careers of senior finance executives. Since then, it has provided a platform for high-achieving winners to share their professional experience with others and inspire other women in their own careers and ambitions. Nancy joins a distinguished list of past winners, including Jenny Johnson, CEO of Franklin Templeton, Terri Kallsen, Chief Operating Officer at Wealth Enhancement Group, Heidi Roizen, Partner at Threshold Ventures; Robin Washington, former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Gilead; Debbie Messemer, former Managing Partner of KPMG’s Bay Area Market; Carrie Dolan, CFO of Kraken Digital Asset Exchange; Sarah Friar, CEO of Next Door and former CFO of Square; and Pat Yarrington, former Chief Financial Officer of Chevron.

About Nancy Pfund

Nancy Pfund is the Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners and one of the global pioneers of impact investing. Through Nancy’s passion and leadership, DBL has revealed the power of venture capital to promote social change and environmental improvement. Nancy writes and speaks frequently on the field of impact investing, and she sponsors or sits on the board of several companies including; Farmers Business Network, The Muse, Zola Electric, Bellwether Coffee, Spatial and, before their public offerings, Tesla, SolarCity and Pandora. Prior to founding DBL, Nancy was Managing Director of Venture Capital at JPMorgan, having started her investment career at Hambrecht & Quist in 1984. Previously, Nancy worked at Intel Corporation, the State of California, the University of Stanford and the Sierra Club. Nancy holds a BA and MA in Anthropology from Stanford University and an MBA from Yale School of Management.

In September 2020, Nancy was named to the Forbes Impact 50 list of Most Notable Impact Investors. She is also a recipient of the Commonwealth Club 2018 Distinguished Citizen Award and the Earth Day Network 2018 Climate Visionary Award. She was ranked 17th on Fortune’s inaugural World’s Top 25 Eco-Innovators in 2014 and appeared on Fast Company’s 2016 list of Most Creative People in Business.

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About DBL Partners

DBL Partners was formed with a “Double Bottom Line” investment strategy to invest in companies that can deliver industry-leading venture capital returns (First Bottom Line), while working with companies to enable social betterment. , environmental and economic in the regions where they operate (Second Bottom Line).

DBL Partners uses venture capital to accelerate innovation in a way that positively affects an organization’s social impact, as well as its financial success. DBL strongly believes that these two drivers – positive social change and healthy financial performance – are intrinsically linked. DBL invests in and helps nurture exceptional entrepreneurs and companies in clean technology, information technology, sustainable products and services, and healthcare.

For more information on DBL Partners, please visit:

About Financial Women of San Francisco

The Financial Women of San Francisco seeks to advance the success of women in finance and financial services and to be a source of insight and inspiration for female executives and managers in the Bay Area. In addition to the FWSF’s professional organization focused on the advancement of women, since 1985, the FWSF Scholarship Fund (a 501(c)(3) organization) has awarded more than $2.7 million in scholarships. studies to over 325 Bay Area women. Beyond financial support, FWSF Fellows are mentored by FWSF members, become members of the organization, and attend career development and networking events.

For more information, please visit or follow Financial Women of San Francisco on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


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