Darby Hobbs is the Founder and CEO of SOCIAL3, adjunct professor at Boston University, social entrepreneurship and impact investing professor and investor in residence at Bridgewater State University, and co-founder and chairperson of Conscious Capitalism’s Boston Chapter.
Darby is a visionary, social innovator, educator, author and strategic marketer focused on ‘Telling the Story’ of impact and positive change along with the belief that businesses exist for profit and purpose, and that the financial system and the value drivers connected to this today is both a key challenge and opportunity to unlock and change.
Working with company business leaders, investment firms and financial advisory groups to develop a deeper understanding of how to apply ESG/SRI and Impact Investing criteria into business decisions and to understand the value drivers of individuals ready for being part of the new investment experience - fusing brand and sustainability principles for asset growth. She has also developed programs geared towards academia targeting social entrepreneurship and innovation as well as student led impact investing funds. She also produces the Conscious Business Show (radio) and currently writing a book with a consortium of leading professionals to ‘tell their story’ and drive towards a common language and tool kit for investors and intermediaries to use all around engaging at the intersection of values, lifestyle choices and investing: The NEW Way: Getting at the Heart of the Matter, connecting the heart, to the mind, to the wallet.