Impact Investing

Lisa Lynn Kahululani Kleissner

Co-founder & President, KL Felicitas Foundation

KL Felicitas Foundation is dedicated to programs that enable social entrepreneurs worldwide to develop and grow economically sustainable, scalable enterprises with measurable social impact. Lisa actively advocates the Foundation’s sustainability, mission, and social investment strategy.  The KL Felicitas Foundation was named by the World Economic Forum as one of two foundations providing portfolio investment leadership in impact investing in the US. The Kleissners are recipients of the 2014 BNP Paribas Grand Prix in Philanthropy and the 2015 Magis Award for Social Entrepreneurship from Santa Clara University. 

Lisa is a frequent speaker, advocate and author on topics related to leveraged and holistic approaches to philanthropy and impact investing.  She is co-founder and Board Chair of Toniic, a global impact investing platform; founding board member of The Philanthropy Workshop, an international trans-formative donor education program; co-founder and board member of Social-Impact International, an incubator of capacity building programs for social enterprise; and co-founder of Hawaii Investment Ready, a capacity building program for indigenous and island social enterprise.