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Social Impact Investing

  • Hinckley Institute of Politics 260 South Central Campus Drive Salt Lake City United States (map)


  • Bobby Turner, Principal and CEO, Turner Impact Capital

Turner Impact Capital is committed to harnessing market forces to create social solutions on a national scale. 

Over the past two decades, Bobby Turner has established himself as a pioneer in the area of social impact investing. Since founding Turner Impact Capital in 2014, he has rapidly built one of the nation’s largest social impact investment firms, with over $3 billion in investment potential to help address some of the country’s most pervasive social issues with real estate solutions.

As former Chairman, CEO and Co-Founding Partner of Canyon Capital Realty Advisors LLC (CCRA), he oversaw a commercial real estate and mortgage asset portfolio totaling over $12 billion, and was responsible for launching several groundbreaking funds that helped define the “triple bottom line” investment movement. In his years as a social impact innovator, Bobby has dedicated himself to providing sound financial returns for investors while fostering opportunities for the communities in which his funds invest.

Bobby is involved in many civic ventures, having served on the boards of the Virginia Avenue Project, the Pacific Charter School Development Corporation, and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. He holds a B.S. in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he and his wife have endowed a curriculum development fund and speaker series for social impact studies. He also serves on the school’s Board of Overseers. On Sundays, you can find him playing basketball at the beach in Santa Monica.

Free and open to the public

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Sponsored by the Sorenson Impact Center

Earlier Event: September 11
Truman Scholarship Information Session
Later Event: September 16
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