RODNEY SCHWARTZ

CLEARLYSO

Category
Business AngelsFamily Business Advisers
Company Size
UK

The world is becoming more socially aware, and the public is increasingly interested in the values of organisations, says ClearlySo’s CEO Rodney Schwartz. His firm is all about creating a significant social impact via capital raised, an activity which has been ‘easier than ever’. But it’s never all about the money: ‘Financial return is fine, but you get to a point where it’s not sufficient…I want my money to make a positive impact.’ It was why he founded ClearlySo in 2008 – ‘to help create 100 Just givings’. The financially-savvy Schwartz is a former Wall Street rebel who made a sell call on the investment banking sector in 1983 while everyone else wanted to buy: it was the right decision and it made his name.

Rodney Schwartz