Serious Change Investments
Josh Mailman founded SVN with Wayne Silby of Calvert Group in 1987. He also started the Threshold Foundation (1981) and Business for Social Responsibility (1992). Today, he continues to be an active investor in the most game-changing for-profit and nonprofit enterprises he can find. He believes we must assist in advancing a re-imagining of how finance can advance positive societal change .
Mr Mailman's non profit board activities currently include Echoing Green , the New Africa Center at 110th Street, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, the Fund for Global Human Rights and the Calvert Foundation . He is a founding trustee of the Sigrid Rausing Trust U.K. , and initiator of Synergos Middle East Social Innovators Program. He is also Managing Director of Serious Change L.P., a $70M sole L.P. impact investment vehicle started in 2006 .
Josh and Serious Change L.P. are currently founding or key investors in the following SVN member companies : Indigenous Designs, Alter Eco, Lotus Foods, Emerge Financial, Social Imprints, Ice Stone, S.P.U.D., Red Rabbit, Equilibrium Capital, RSF Mezzanine Fund, Icon Wheelchair, Everyone Counts, Attentively.ly, Giving Assistant and Napo Pharmaceutical and most recently Ecological Solutions ( Anselm Doering ) and Sustain ( Jeff Hollender ).