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Wharton University's Social Innovators Conference 2015 -- Bay Area's Peter Slaugh, Founder of OpenPath Investments, Among Elite Panelists

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 5, 2015) - The acclaimed Wharton Social Innovators Conference (WSIC) 2015, a continued student-led initiative, brought together a diversified panel of today's leaders dedicated to changing business through social impact and offering real solutions in their area of expertise, including Peter Slaugh of OpenPath Investments (OPI).

Slaugh has been spearheading this initiative through his apartment acquisitions and real estate company for over 15 years, with the implementation of the Urban Village concept. This unique concept adds social value to its 11 communities through social initiatives and programs for residents while consistently giving an above market ROI for its investors (16-18%). Programs include recycling, communal classes, resident events, shared resources, community gardens, volunteer opportunities, on-site management communications and more.

"The exciting aspect of WSIC is that the next generation of business leaders are clearly dedicated to social impact as they move into the workforce. The fact that this 'conversation' is starting to take place is a testament to the next generation's role in the business environment and their social and environmental contributions beyond pure income goals -- a much needed shift in the minds of our young professionals," said Peter Slaugh, Founder of OpenPath Investments in Kentfield, California.

He added that the most challenging and engaging questions at WSIC were centered around how we measure "impact" quantitatively and qualitatively. "Fortunately, we have answers and data that support both," Slaugh states. "From its inception, OPI has demonstrated that by empowering residents and creating communities within our complexes, we are invested both emotionally and monetarily. It's a mutually beneficial investment -- everyone gains." 

The 2015 WSIC theme, "From Entrepreneurship to Intrapreneurship: Evolving Models of Social Impact," focused on business and innovative solutions. The event allowed both attendees and panelists to take part in the conversation regarding social impact and best businesses practices. 

Please contact Bridget Argana, 480-231-3582 or barganaconsulting@gmail.com for additional information and/or an interview with Peter Slaugh regarding the conference or OpenPath Investments or visit the website at www.openpathinvestments.com.