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Support Berkeley-Haas' Future Leaders in Sustainable Finance

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We did it!

Update (#4) – April 08, 2014

Dear supporter of the Haas SRI Fund campaign,

Thanks to all of you, we not only achieved our $100,000 goal for scaling the Haas SRI Fund, but vastly exceeded it.  The final fundraised total was is $126,209, which, with donor matching, becomes a whopping $252,418!

Over $13,500 of the total came from companies matching employee donations.  If you are able to get your gift matched by your employer, let us know at so we can add it to our grand total—and so your original gift to the Fund will be quadrupled in impact.

If you opted for a special donor perk like an event or gift certificate, you’ll get follow-up email for it soon.  

For now, once again, all of our gratitude!

The CRB team

How important is the Haas SRI Fund to the investment management community?

Update (#3) – March 18, 2014

We are more than halfway through the campaign for the Haas SRI Fund--time flies.  The good news is, thanks to all of you, we are over halfway to our goal--$63,111 to be exact!

How important is are your donations, and the Fund, to the investment community?  Hear it directly from longtime investment manager, Haas alumna, and new Fund supporter Vivienne Hsu (MBA '01).  She took a little time during a visit to the CRB to urge fellow alumni and investment/finance professionals to join all of you in supporting the campaign--help her spread the word!

We are very grateful to everyone who has donated so far.  Eleven Haas alumni, CRB board members and corporate sustainability and investment leaders have made generous donations over $1,000, including:  

  • Ari Frankel (MBA ’10), Head of ESG Strategy, Real Estate with Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
  • Dwight Gaudet (Berkeley-Columbia MBA '11), Principal, Sustainability Strategy & Leadership and CRB Alumni Advisory Board Member
  • Vivienne Hsu (MBA ’01), CFA and Senior Vice President with U.S. Trust
  • David Kepler, Executive Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer and Chief Information Officer at The Dow Chemical Company
  • Bo Miller, Director, Corporate Citizenship and Global Contributions at The Dow Chemical Company and CRB Senior Advisory Board member
  • Michael Pearce (MBA ’08), Managing Director at Cambridge Associates
  • Erik Peterson, Chair of the Latin Amer. Regional Council and CRB Senior Advisory Board member
  • Scott Pinkus, Retired, Goldman Sachs & Co. through the Pinkus Foundation
  • Dave Stangis, Vice President - Public Affairs & Corporate Responsibility at Campbell Soup Company, President, Campbell Soup Foundation
  • Haas faculty and staff Kellie McElhaney and Jo Mackness

We wish all of you a great week.

TGINPF! (Thank Goodness It's New Perks Friday!)

Update (#2) – March 07, 2014

Dear supporters,

We've got two new donor perks from more partners--check them out below!

Design Thinking @Autodesk at $350 donation level

Take a private donors-only tour of the acclaimed Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco.  Autodesk's suite of cutting-edge software and services is often put to use to create more sustainable designs for a better world; leading the company's sustainability and philanthrophy efforts is Berkeley-Haas' own Lynelle Cameron (MBA '01).

3 copies of Lean In, signed by Sheryl Sandberg, at $100 donation level

Read Sheryl Sandberg's clarion call to women to take charge.  As COO of Facebook, she leads a team that includes several star Haas alumni, including Marcy Scott Lynn (MBA '06), who works on sustainabilty and public policy, and Libby Leffler (BS '09), who works on partnerships.

We want to thank, not penalize, our early supporters.  If you already donated and opted out of a perk, but are interested in these new ones, please email so we can add you to the tour/set aside a book for you.  **Those interested in Lean In must email by Monday evening, due to limited availability**

Many thanks from all of us at the Center for Responsible Business and happy weekend!

WEEK 1 RECAP: We are off and running--$43,716 raised for the Fund so far!

Update (#1) – March 03, 2014

Our first week has been exciting as our campaign to scale the Haas SRI Fund got off and running.  Big thanks to our initial donors.  All other CRB friends and partners: please join them in supporting the future of sustainable finance! 

Key highlights from our first week in action:

Our way
of Thanking You


Double High-Five

Receive eternal gratitude from the CRB team and double high-fives (get it?) whenever we see you.

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Estimated Delivery: March 2014


Your Name in Lights

Get your name on the CRB website, in the next Fund Annual Report, and in a personal shout-out on the CRB’s Twitter account.

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Estimated Delivery: April 2014


Sustainable Swag

Score a $50 gift certificate from Levi Strauss & Co. to buy yourself, or a lucky friend, a pair of their Water<less™ or Waste<less™ jeans.

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Estimated Delivery: April 2014


East Bay Eats Tour

Join a tasty tour of Revolution Foods, Back to the Roots, and Clif Bar on May 9 afternoon. Get a behind-the-scenes look at these leading sustainable food companies, sample their products, and meet some of the Haas alumni working there. Details:

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Estimated Delivery: May 2014


Design Thinking @Autodesk

Tour Autodesk’s acclaimed Gallery and its normally closed-to-the-public Pier 9 design space on May 16 afternoon. Participate in a sustainable design thinking workshop and enjoy drinks at the pier with fellow campaign supporters to wrap up the week. Details:

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Estimated Delivery: June 2014


Executive Salon

Mix and mingle at a salon hosted at CRB Faculty Director Kellie McElhaney’s home (date TBD), with current Fund principals, advisors, and donors, and hear a special lecture from Berkeley-Haas professor and Fund advisor Lloyd Kurtz.

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Estimated Delivery: June 2014


Haas Annual Gala

Get two spots for you and a guest at the CRB’s VIP tables at the exclusive annual Gala in San Francisco in November. You will meet executive business leaders and the who’s who of impact investing.

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Estimated Delivery: November 2014


Lunch with Laura Tyson

Have an intimate group lunch with Laura Tyson, director of the new Haas Institute for Business and Social Impact and former Haas dean, chair of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, and chair of the National Economic Council.

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Estimated Delivery: June 2014


Advisory Committee Seat

Become the newest member of the Haas SRI Fund Investment Advisory Committee, where you’ll join other executive-level investing leaders in guiding the future direction of the Fund.

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Estimated Delivery: April 2014


Name the Fund

Give us the honor of naming the Haas SRI Fund after you!

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Estimated Delivery: April 2014