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Founded in 2012, JLens is a network of institutions and individual investors inspired by a Jewish lens on ‘impact investing,’ an increasingly popular investment discipline that considers social and environmental impact in addition to financial return.
Impact investing is a new term for an old concept: that values, ethics, and mission extend to investment decisions. However, in recent years the field has evolved into a global values-based movement, creating an exciting new forum for the application of Jewish wisdom.
JLens oversees the Jewish values-overlay and advocacy efforts for the Jewish Advocacy Strategy, a portfolio of the most influential companies and the only investment dedicated to advocacy on behalf of Jewish communal concerns. Anchor investors include Jewish Community Foundations, Federations, donor-advised funds, private foundations, and family offices.
JLens is headquartered in San Francisco and New York City.