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Episode 95 | August 31, 2020

Palladium Catalyzes Inclusive Growth Towards Financial & Social Impact

Christina Shim, Managing Director, Commercial Innovation Practice for the Americas & Head of New York office at Palladium

Shim talks about Palladium’s focus on inclusive growth beyond Covid-19. By acting as a  catalyst, Palladium helps individual companies, for example a mining company or a multinational chocolate company, to broaden their thinking to include the circular economy. By collaborating across sectors, including governments, NGO’s, and local economies, a company can achieve both profitable and […]

Episode 88 | July 7, 2020

Putting Gender on the Agenda through Public & Private Market Partnerships

Vicky Lay, Managing Director, Head of Impact Investing at Artesian (Alternative Investments)

Lay co-creates investment strategies like the Women’s Economic Empowerment Bond Fund and SheSyndicate Foundation to bridge global gender gaps in impact partnership with the United Nations Capital Development Fund and Equileap. She brings capital, human endeavor and innovation together in partnerships dedicated to women’s economic empowerment.

Episode 72 | March 18, 2020

Harnessing the Power of Science to Build Scalable Impact Solutions

Michele Demers, Founder and CEO, Boundless Impact Investing

Demers’ science-based research methodology provides investor-friendly, rigorous and cost-effective impact assessments by experts in financial analysis and environmental informatics.

Episode 70 | February 12, 2020

How To Scale Your Cleantech Startup Faster

Kristin Barbato, Founder & CEO, Build Edison; Co-Founder, Dynamo Energy Hub

Barbato talks about Build Edison, her consulting company that de-risks and grows innovative technologies into revenue generating businesses, and Dynamo Energy Hub, a unique networking platform for clean techs, energy industry leaders, investors, and policymakers created to connect key stakeholders in the clean energy space.

Episode 67 | January 14, 2020

Attacking the $800B Climate Infrastructure Deficit with Venture Debt

John McCartney, Founder at Artesian Capital Management

The global climate infrastructure deficit is $800 billion–a year! McCartney explains how Artesian Capital Management’s High Impact Green Bond Fund blends green bonds, venture debt, and asset backed securities related to clean energy infrastructure projects to address this serious funding shortfall.  

Episode 64 | November 24, 2019

Insights from the GIIN Investor Forum 2019

Amit Bouri, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

Bouri highlights conversations about the role of fiduciary duty, scaling impact investing with integrity and how to measure impact in addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Episode 57 | September 16, 2019

Next-Gen Leaders at the Frontier of ESG Stewardship

Peter Lupoff, CEO at Net Impact

Lupoff is passionate about mobilizing next-generation leaders to use their skills and careers to make a positive impact on the world.

Episode 44 | May 13, 2019

Growing Impact Investing and Reducing Greenwashing

Gil Crawford, CEO MicroVest

Impact investing is growing fast but greenwashing is increasing due to lack of regulatory oversight. Crawford brings his 25 years of experience in micro finance and the capital markets to this discussion of the World Bank’s newly launched operating principles designed to reduce greenwashing in the impact investing landscape.  

Episode 35 | March 4, 2019

Blending Behavioral Finance and Multi-generational Impact Investing Advice

Randy Kaufman, Senior VP & Strategic Growth Advisor, EMM Wealth

Kaufman talks about how incorporating behavioral finance principles with impact investing advice can strengthen client relationships with family offices and foundations. She especially likes working with women who are stewards of family wealth.

Episode 31 | January 28, 2019

How Women Entrepreneurs Can Build the Business Ecosystem of the Future

Danielle Kayembe, CEO and Founder, GreyFire Impact

Kayembe, a female futurist and serial entrepreneur who works on projects at the intersection of women, technology and social impact, tells us how her company advises female founders on scaling their businesses,  raising capital and seizing opportunities that the male-centered investment ecosystem is unprepared to understand.

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