Alison Smith

Alison Smith

Alison Smith

Managing Director | Cornerstone Capital Group

Alison R. Smith is managing Director at Cornerstone Capital Inc. Cornerstone was created to catalyze the flow of capital toward a more regenerative and inclusive global economy. The firm seeks to optimize investment performance together with social impact through rigorous research that systematically integrates Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into portfolio design.  Alison has about 15 years of experience in marketing, communications and developing client relationships. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Alison served as Vice President of Marketing and Membership at TIGER 21. Alison succeeded in growing TIGER 21’s membership by 30% year over year during her tenure. Alison developed and managed marketing and public relations initiatives. Before joining TIGER 21, Alison worked at Marina Maher Communications, where she focused on media relations and contributed to the development of marketing and branding plans. She also worked at the United Nations Association, where she coordinated and oversaw events across the nation, represented UNA at public speaking events, researched and wrote articles, and managed relationships with partners.

Alison is a graduate from Fordham University Graduate School of Business with an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing. She earned her B.A. at Ithaca College. Alison serves on the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Advisory Board and regularly gives time as a mentor of a teen mother through the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. Alison and her husband live in Manhattan with their children and puppy.