D. Wayne Silby, W’70

2013 Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact


D. Wayne Silby, W’70
Founding Chair, Calvert Social Funds

D. Wayne Silby, is an entrepreneur in activities that combine investment with social benefit.  He is the Founding Chair of Calvert Funds, with assets of $12b, including the nation’s first social investment fund.  He is also the Chair of Calvert Foundation ($400m), which directs monies to underserved communities.

Mr. Silby co-founded  the Social Venture Network (now in its 25th year), the ICE  (a British environmental organization), Syntao (a social impact consulting firm in China), and has been involved in creating several impact investing funds: The Emerging Europe Fund for Sustainable Development (OPIC fund), and Calvert Social Venture Partners (the first social venture capital fund circa 1989).  He was an advisor to the China Environment Fund  in which Calvert was a founding investor.  He is advisor to Grameen Foundation in China, and produced a documentary in Chinese on micro finance.  He has served on a number of boards including American Association of Higher Education, Business Executives for National Security, East West Institute, and Grameen Foundation USA.

In September 2011, Mr. Silby authored the lead article in the MIT Innovations Journal,  focused on Impact Investing.  He is a graduate of the Wharton School and Georgetown Law School.