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Episode 93 | August 17, 2020

How Kesi Gibson Makes Sustainable Fashion Possible and Profitable

Kesi Gibson, Chief Executive Officer, Founder, Club Debut & Founder, Creative Director, KYU BY KESI

How can the fashion industry promote the UN Sustainable Development Goals? Gibson talks about Club Debut, her value-driven, sustainable fashion platform for independent designers and creatives, as well as her own design line, KYU BY KESI, and how these companies are “Putting Humanity Back into Fashion (TM).”

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 82 | May 11, 2020

Trucost Analyzes S&P Global’s Climate Risk

Rochele J. March, Manager, ESG innovation and Analytics at Trucost, part of S&P Global

Trucost is the sustainability analytics division of S&P. In 2019 March and her team did the first analysis of S&P Global using TCFD (Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures) metrics to look at S&P Global’s physical and transition risks related to climate change. March discusses the findings.

Episode 79 | April 24, 2020

“Leapfrog” Technologies Make Investing in LDC’s Less Risky

Esther Pan Sloane, Head, Partnerships, Policy and Communications at UNCDF

Pan-Sloane discusses how UNCDF (United Nations Capital Development Fund) is using advanced technologies, like digital banking and communication platforms, for crisis management (Covid-19 response for example) and to support capital flow for infrastructure investment in LDCs (Least Developed Countries).

Episode 77 | April 16, 2020

Washington, DC, Restaurant Fuses Food and “Gastroadvocacy”

Peter Schechter, Co-Founder, and Tea Ivanovic, Dir. Communications & Outreach at Immigrant Food

Former think tank director Peter Schechter and award-winning chef Enrique Limardo, owner of Esquire’s Best New Restaurant in America, opened Immigrant Food, one block from the White House, 4 months before the pandemic. In their unique model, they celebrate America’s immigrant heritage and work with 5 local nonprofits to advocate for immigration by inviting customers […]

Episode 71 | March 18, 2020

Climate Change a Risk to All Stages of the Corporate Value Chain

Elliott Harris, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Chief Economist Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs United Nations

Harris explains how 40 years of scientific data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows the potential for Climate Risk to all stages of the business value chain, across all countries and economic sectors.

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 65 | December 11, 2019

Turnkey Solutions for Donor Advised Fund Impact Investing

Adam Rein, Co-Founder of CapShift

Rein highlights CapShift’s data and advisory services on over 500 qualified, public and private impact investment options for the $110 billion donor advised fund (DAF) market.

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