We’re an automated investment advisory service that’ll help you put your money into companies that create a positive impact on the environment and society.
THE Empactful difference
We help you invest in a better world
We offer holistic portfolio solutions built around sustainable investments, with a well-diversified portfolio that’s customized to your personal risk tolerance and social passions, complete with tax loss harvesting and auto-rebalancing. Additionally, our built-in charitable donation feature helps you easily donate to charities both locally and nationally based on your passions.
The Empactful story
We’ve made investing in what you love easy
After several years working on Wall Street with a personal passion for impact investing, we were disappointed that there wasn’t a simple way to invest according to our passions and values while still maintaining a well-diversified portfolio. We didn’t feel right putting our money in a big bank, and all of the existing online platforms seemed to limit our impact investment options to stocks in large US corporations. We also wanted to donate to charity, but it wasn’t easy finding specific charities that focus on what we were passionate about or finding charities that support families struggling in our local communities.
Investing in what you’re passionate about shouldn’t be so difficult. So, we decided to make it easy.
Meet the founders
President & CEO
Lawrence (Larry) McKay is Empactful’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He brings a wealth of experience in both finance and technology.
Prior to co-founding Empactful, Larry spent more than a decade on Wall Street primarily managing private wealth for high net worth individuals. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President and Investment Strategist for U.S. Trust where he co-managed an international equity portfolio of assets exceeding $1.4B and constructed the asset allocation for more than $200B of client assets in addition to other thought leadership activities.
Larry began his career in technology consulting, working for Ernst & Young, Cap Gemini, and Accenture.
Larry received his B.S. in Management Information Systems with a minor in Computer Science from Virginia Tech and his M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a CFA® charter holder and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.
Co-Founder & COO
Sylvia Bouloutas is Empactful’s Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer.
Sylvia has previous experience working at an event driven and special situations hedge fund and recognized early on in her career the importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments. She is an advocate of volunteer work and is passionate about the intersection between technology and philanthropy. Sylvia holds a B.A. from the University of St. Andrews in the United Kingdom.