As co-founder of the Cordes Foundation, Ron leads a global mission of driving market-based capital to address the world's most important problems. Ron speaks extensively on impact investing and achieving meaning and purpose in an "encore" career, and has been profiled in multiple publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Fast Company, Forbes, Financial Advisor, Financial Planning, and Private Wealth Management.
Ron chairs the Executive Committee for ImpactAssets, a nonprofit financial services company launched in 2010, and is also co-chair of the Opportunity Collaboration, a global poverty business retreat. In addition, he serves on the Advisory Committee for the Clinton Global Initiative, and as a board member of FairTrade USA, Encore.org, MicroVest, and the US-Global Leadership Coalition.
Ron is co-author of The Art of Investing & Portfolio Management and was recognized as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005.