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Episode 243 | December 3, 2023

Why Is Only 2% of Global Philanthropy Climate-Related Giving

Randall Kempner, Senior Advisor, Energy & Environment Program, The Aspen Institute

Climate-focused philanthropy has increased significantly in recent years, but it’s still insufficient relative to the size and urgency of the challenge. Randall Kempner is a senior advisor at the Energy and Environment Program of The Aspen Institute, and a global leader in advancing policy solutions for critical issues. He joins me today to discuss why […]

Episode 115 | April 26, 2021

UNCDF Offers Investment Funds Focused On Women in Developing Economies

Preeti Sinha, Executive Secretary at United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

Preeti Sinha, Executive Secretary at United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), talks about their newest innovative programs, like the UNCDF 500. This initiative will support 500 companies in the LDCs (Least Developed Countries), focusing on women’s economic development, climate change, and biodiversity. And their newly launched partnership with 100 Women in Finance, which has 20,000 […]

Episode 112 | March 22, 2021

Total Impact Capital: Investment Solutions for Global Water Problems

John Simon, Managing Partner, Total Impact Capital

The clean water challenge: Only 3 percent of water on earth is fresh and potable for healthy human consumption, and 70% of this is used for agricultural production. Paul talks to John Simon about how Total Impact Capital is using blended finance to fund social enterprises with expertise in achieving several of the United Nation […]

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