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Hewson Baltzell


Mr. Hewson Baltzell serves as Chief Executive Officer at Sorenson Impact Center. Mr. Baltzell is an Angel Investor. He serves as a Board Member at Helios Exchange. Hewson Baltzell has a wide variety of experience in real estate finance and development as a commercial and investment banker, covering most property types - office, retail, industrial, residential multi-family, single-family, hotels and resorts. In the Principle Transactions Group (the merchant bank) of Lehman Brothers, he was involved with risk analysis, underwriting, financing and securitization of real estate debt and equity. At Chase Manhattan, his responsibilities included restructuring and securitizing the bank's multi-billion dollar real estate portfolio, foreclosing on properties, then managing, improving and selling those properties. Previously, Baltzell managed debt and equity portfolios for a private, foreign-owned investment company and worked in Mellon Bank's international division. Mr. Baltzell was President and co-founder Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, an internationally recognized investment research firm that originated the rating of Environmental, Social and Governance performance. He and his partners sold the company to RiskMetrics in 2009, with the plan consolidate the field by acquiring other competitors. Six months later, they bought KLD Research & Analytics, and he served as Head of Product Development, working to integrate all legacy companies with a new research platform, client platform, and unified research. MSCI, Inc. acquired RiskMetrics in 2010, and Baltzell stayed on as Executive Director. MSCI's ESG Research Business, with over 500 clients and 150 staff, is now the leader in providing ESG research and ratings of equities, bonds and other financial instruments to institutional investors. The business evaluates 6,000 publicly-held companies, and over 200,000 private, public and sovereign bonds from an ESG perspective. Mr. Baltzell is co-chair of the Energy Efficiency Financing Group of the Alliance to Save Energy. He is on the board of the Global Impact Investing Network, a not-for-profit supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Omidyar Network, and is on the Standards Advisory Committee of the related Global Impact Investing Rating System. He is also on the board of Local Food Systems, a supply chain management company promoting the growth of the local and sustainable food market. Mr. Baltzell holds an MBA in Finance from Wharton and a BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a frequent conference speaker and lecturer at institutions such as Wharton and Columbia.

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 85 Fort Douglas Boulevard
  • Building 602
  • Salt Lake City, UT 84113
  • United States

+1 (801) 000-0000

Hewson Baltzell Investments (1)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
000000 00000000 06-Feb-2013 00000 (00000 Database Software Startup
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Hewson Baltzell Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Hewson Baltzell Angel Investor 0 Salt Lake City, UT