Elana Pianko joined Morgan Stanley to pioneer the creation of socially responsible financial investment strategies for high net worth clients, corporations and foundations. Elana’s mission is to protect and grow her clients’ wealth while utilizing socially responsible investment strategies to help ensure a better world for future generations. She believes that corporate responsibility and greater societal concerns should be integral to the investment decision-making process and enjoys educating her clients on how their investments can encourage and influence corporations to improve their practices on environmental, social, and corporate governance issues.
Elana sits on the Advisory Council for Morgan Stanley Investment with Impact and has earned her Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor designation. Her key clients are women business owners, socially responsible investors, domestic partners, foundations and corporations. As a leading authority in the field of Socially Responsible Investing, Elana is frequently invited to speak on the subject of Investing with Impact.
Elana’s passion for social responsibility is reflected in her career choices and philanthropy. In addition to her tremendous work for Morgan Stanley, Elana chairs the Los Angeles Committee for the National Women’s History Museum, sits on the board of Earth Protect and is on the Committee for Global Green USA, and a member of the National Organization of Women Business Owners, Women’s Leadership Exchange, Step Up Women’s Network and the Sustainable Business Council.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Elana was the founding partner at Full Glass Films, where she produced seven feature films and earned several career honors including one for her film “Gospel Hill” distributed by 20th Century Fox (starring Danny Glover, Angela Bassett, Julia Stiles, Giancarlo Esposito and Samuel L. Jackson), which premiered at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. Elana also produced several music videos for Sony Music, one of which garnered her a Telly Award. Elana Pianko is a proud alumnus of Sarah Lawrence College.