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Phil Kirshman

Presidents' Council

With 35 years of financial management experience, Phil is a recognized leader in the sustainable and impact investing. Phil is the director of impact investing at Manchester Capital Management, leading the Environmental, Social, and Governance impact investing efforts of the firm and supporting clients who want their portfolios to have a measurable social and environmental impact in addition to a positive financial return.

Prior to joining Manchester Capital, he held various leadership roles including Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer for Cornerstone Capital group where he led their investment advisory division. Most recently, Phil founded Impact Metropolis, a social media platform for impact investing ecosystems.

Phil graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in philosophy and legal studies. He’s a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Financial Planner®. He’s been active in the sustainable and impact investing field for many years, including six years of board service at US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. He also currently serves on the board of Calvert Impact Capital.

Phil has earned both the Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Financial Planner® designations. He holds B.A. in Philosophy and Legal Studies from the University of California. Phil and his wife, Emiko, live in Santa Barbara, where they enjoy hiking the many beautiful trails in the area.