Jim Sorenson is a successful entrepreneur, business executive, investor, and philanthropist. He is a pioneer impact investor and plays a leadership role in building the impact investing eld worldwide. Jim believes impact investing is a powerful method for scaling solutions to local and global challenges, and for creating signi cant economic value. Jim makes impact investments with his personal capital, out of the endowments of his foundations (in the form of mission-related investments), and uses grant making capital from his foundations to make Program-Related Investments (or PRIs).
This case study focuses on Jim’s PRIs as they constitute the majority of the impact investments he makes. Jim uses PRIs as a tool to ll critical market gaps and catalyze financing for scalable innovations with the potential to improve livelihoods of poor and marginalized people. While every family is unique, ImPact members like Jim Sorenson have experiences that can provide for shared learning. rough understanding the decision points and outcomes of Jim Sorenson’s work, other families can make more informed decisions as they develop and implement their own impact investing programs.
Jim’s experience with Sorenson Communications demonstrated that solving problems for neglected markets could create enormous pro t plus impact at scale.”
Download the comprehensive report form the Impact group and read the details of Learning by Doing: Building a Comprehensive PRI Strategy
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