Lisa Richter is co-founder and principal of GPS Capital Partners, a national consultancy that assists foundations and other institutions to execute impact investing strategy for social and environmental as well as financial return. The firm's work spans asset classes, return expectations and issue areas, frequently incorporating place-based and sector focus to increase equitable access to opportunities,including health, healthy and sustainable community development and education. Clients range from family foundations to a number of the nation's largest foundations, banks and other institutional investors.
GPS collaborates with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on an initiative to promote collaboration at the intersection of health and community development, and with The PRI Makers Network, More for Mission, and The Philanthropic Initiative to expand impact investing services for community, health, place-based and other issue-focused foundations and investors.
Lisa authored the Grantmakers In Health Guide to Impact Investing and co-authored Equity Advancing Equity, a guide to impact investing to advance racial and social equity agendas. She serves or has served as advisor to the Center for Community Development Investments of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Bank of America National Community Advisory Council, Wall Street Without Walls, the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative, New Frontiers in Philanthropy (a project of Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Civil Society Studies), vice-chair of the Community Development Financial Institutions Coalition, director of the Social Investment Forum, and steering committee member of the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition, and holds a BA and an MBA from the University of Chicago.