Emily Hard is an Associate Director at Align Impact where she develops wealth management strategies for impact investors and their advisors that are highly tailored to each client’s specific priorities and interests and designed to address the full spectrum of their wealth. She is based in Align Impact’s Los Angeles office.
Emily brings significant institutional background in wealth advisory, having worked for 10 years at Brown Brothers Harriman as a relationship manager for a sophisticated portfolio of high net worth families, foundations and private companies. Her expertise spans the range of wealth management services including investment management, trust and estate planning, philanthropy and transitioning existing portfolios to align with investors’ values.
Emily’s path to impact investing began with her own personal search for purpose and exploration of how she could use her proven wealth management abilities to become a catalyst to drive more capital into impact investing. More recently, Emily served as an Independent Advisor, providing financial and strategic planning to creative companies and entrepreneurs that
focus on sustainability as a guiding principle in their business models.
Emily is excited to be part of the Align team and particularly appreciates the firm’s unique combination of an “investment first” approach to impact which incorporates rigorous investment analysis with the breadth of Align’s extensive knowledge of impact investing across asset classes.
Emily earned her B.A. in Political Science at Temple University. Her volunteer experience includes empowering low-income women and their families to achieve economic independence through financial literacy programs at Economic Mobility Pathways and the Boston Tax Help Coalition.