Reducing Implicit Bias While Increasing Returns



What will it take to reduce implicit bias within financial markets? How do fund managers allow for diverse and increased impact? Let us go beyond the surface conversations  around how to make capital more accessible to women and people of color. Daryn will explore and share his work and insights in reducing implicit biases that are likely contributing to gender and racial disparities in investing.

Presented by: Daryn Dodson

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Daryn Dodson is Managing Director at Illumen Capital, the world's first private equity firm dedicated to reducing implicit bias across financial markets to unlock impact and returns. Illumen Capital invests in the world’s top impact fund managers and applies research-based interventions in partnership with Stanford University to help fund managers to see past race and gender bias to value.Daryn previously led the Special Equities Program as a consultant to the Board of the Calvert Funds, a $12 billion pioneer of the impact investing field. Through this vehicle, Calvert maintains a portfolio of more than 40 funds on five continents, representing over 350 underlying portfolio companies.Prior to serving as a consultant to Calvert, Daryn served as Director of University and Corporate Partnership for The Idea Village, where he created a platform engaging leading private equity firms, business schools, and Fortune 500 companies to invest over 100,000 hours and $2 million into more than 1,000 New Orleans entrepreneurs post-Hurricane Katrina.Mr. Dodson currently serves on the Board of Directors for Ben and Jerry’s. He earned his M.B.A. from Stanford, where he serves on the Dean’s Management Board, and his A.B. from Duke University.