Glen Macdonald

Glen Macdonald, Managing Director and Senior Investment Advisor at Cornerstone Capital

Glen Macdonald is a Managing Director and Senior Investment Advisor at Cornerstone Capital, an investment advisory firm serving families, foundations and endowments.  Cornerstone offers its clients customized impact investments with competitive market-rate returns that also meet targeted social and environmental goals.

He was previously a Managing Director at Bronfman Rothchild, LLC and a Senior Vice President and Institutional Client Advisor at U.S. Trust. Earlier in his career he was a Principal at a private equity firm, and McKenna Group and at PwC’s management consulting Partner where he advised major corporations and start-up ventures on business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, turnarounds, operational improvement and financial reporting.

Glen co-founded in 2004 and is Chairman of the Wealth & Giving Forum. The Forum promotes values-aligned and strategic capital allocation among families and private foundations that seek positive social and environmental outcomes.

Glen is a recognized leader in the impact investing and philanthropy fields. He has presented his perspective on the capital markets, impact investing and giving strategies at various conferences, including the Forbes Family Business Conference, Vaclav Havel’s Forum 2000 Conferences, Big Path’s Impact Capitalism Summit, the Social Impact Exchange Conference, and the Family Wealth Alliance. His views on industry, markets and financial management have appeared in a Wall Street Journal article he authored and in interviews with the New York TimesFinancial Times and the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Glen was a recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship at the Harvard Center for International Affairs, a Chateaubriand Fellowship in France, and a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research in Mexico. His academic research and publications focused on economic development, foreign direct investments and the formation of common markets.

In addition to serving on the board of the Crane Institute of Sustainability, Glen serves on the Board of the Borough of Manhattan Community Foundation where he is Chair of the Finance Committee and on Rising Tide Capital’s Strategic Advisory Board.

He received his B.A. with highest honors in political science and economics and his M.A. in international relations, both from University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

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