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Imperative Fund

April 27, 2016 07:00 ET

Imperative Fund Appoints Lorena Garcia-Duran to Its Advisory Board

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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 27, 2016) - Imperative Fund, an Impact Investing company that lifts communities out of poverty in 5 years or less while generating market competitive returns, today announced the appointment of Lorena Garcia-Duran, the Director of Ashoka for South Florida, an organization that invests in and supports leading social entrepreneurs to the Company's Advisory Board as their Social Enterprise Pipeline Formation Advisor.

Lorena Garcia-Duran noted, "After working almost eight years in social entrepreneurship I have come to understand the power of collaborative entrepreneurship as the future of the sector itself. It is through this approach that profound massive transformation can come to solve the most challenging social issues in our world today. This is why I am so excited to be part of Imperative and its collaborative entrepreneurship approach that brings together only the top leading social enterprises to bring holistic solutions for communities to overcome poverty. I am hopeful that one day our model will be studied and replicated as one of the best examples of leading social enterprises working together in an efficient and massively impactful way."

Mrs. Garcia-Duran is the Director of Ashoka for South Florida. She is also the US Director of the ASN (Ashoka Support Network), a global community of successful leaders from a variety of fields who see entrepreneurship as the primary engine for economic and social development. Mrs. Garcia-Duran has worked at Ashoka for seven years, building bridges and opportunities between the social sector and the business world. She launched Ashoka in Miami and now lives in Los Angeles focusing on strategic partnerships and growing the ASN community in the US. She has a degree in Audiovisual Communications at the Universidad Pontificia of Salamanca, Spain.

Imperative Fund CEO Camilo Galvis adds, "We are honored and grateful to have Mrs. Garcia-Duran in our Advisory Board. Mrs. Garcia-Duran brings years of knowledge and experience in supporting leading social entrepreneurs, a factor that plays a significant role in Imperative Fund's process of lifting communities out of poverty. Her understanding in this field will significantly contribute to our projects at every step of the way."

About The Imperative Fund
The Imperative Fund works on sustainably lifting communities out of poverty, in 5 years or less, while recovering 100% of the invested funds and generating market competitive returns. In implementing its model, Imperative aspires to become the most efficient Fund/Company working to bring communities out of poverty. Furthermore, Imperative envisions becoming an outsourcing alternative for governments in their strive to provide access to all the goods and services required to mobilize a community to its next level of social and economic development and environmental sustainability.

By harnessing today's financial and technological innovation within an open market economy, Imperative's framework eliminates the association between low-income and poverty. Through a private fund investment strategy built on rigorous by-laws, algorithmic computation and sociological analysis, Imperative bundles social enterprises to deliver a suite of goods and services tailored to the needs of each community.

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