Social Wealth Partners was founded in 2006.
We are based in Austin Texas and operate with distributed partners and clients around the world.
Social Wealth Partners point of difference is our investment methodology and our impact monetization innovations.
We know any evidence of net-positive value creation must always be observable, measurable and verifiable in order to be valued and demanded by others. "Social Wealth" is simply the measurable financial, in-kind, behavioral and environmental improvements desired by stakeholders.
Social Wealth's first principles derive from capitalism as described in Adam Smith's foundational treatise The Theory of Moral Sentiments (prior to his magnum opus The Wealth of Nations). Smith introduces capitalism as a moral philosophy, i.e. capital is meant to distribute vale creation and wealth. Smith's words, published in 1759, remain a powerfully actionable resource for all of us seeking purpose and profit today:
How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortunes of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it.
Rob Hanna coined the term social wealth in 1991 while working on Wall Street. He reasoned the creativity, insights and innovations used to create private wealth could also be applied to significantly improve positive outcomes for society at scale. He was right.
Rob launched Social Wealth Partners in 2006 with a mission to widely share proven innovations and support all who desire to accelerate positive social outcomes at scale and achieve enduring legacy.
Your Guarantee ensures our innovations and services outperform your current execution baselines in any domain.
We don't take or offer jobs, we co-create highly valued outcomes with partners.
If you are looking for opportunities to transform ambitious visions into significantly better realities for the greater good, then you're our tribe!
Consider joining with us and schedule a call to explore the possibilities.
Ad mundum meliorem!
Rob Hanna is the founding partner of Social Wealth Partners. His wealth creation experience includes sales leader for the oldest brokerage firm on Wall Street, general partner of multiple offshore hedge funds, co-founder and managing director of a German wealth management Aktiengesellschaft, angel investor and accelerator advisor to thousands of venture startups.
Rob entered into philanthropy in 1993 on a mission: he saw the failure of traditional charity methods to achieve significant impacts as an opportunity and inspiration to innovate new methodologies based on private wealth creation principles and innovation skills. After a decade of direct experience in the field, innovating improved impacts in multiple settings and training others to do the same, he proved anyone can learn simple heuristics, practices and frameworks needed to deliver objectively better outcomes. Any desired impact can be made measurable and of scalable value to local, national and global communities:
Rob has served as Community Development Commissioner for the City of Austin, was a founding Board member of Social Venture Partners International, and has won three separate US state governors' awards for community impact projects.
His mission remains for many more people to learn these powerful skills, do likewise for the world and become a social wealth creation partner – ad mundum meliorem!
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"Rob Hanna has been one of the top three most influential mentors to Sword & Plough since the first day I met him."
– Emily Núñez Cavness, Co-Founder & CEO of Sword & Plough
"Get Rob and you'll get the magic of accelerated progress with better results at far greater value than his cost – and a guarantee!"
– Ronald Corneille Carroll