Building a global capital market that accelerates universal access to safe water and sanitation is WaterEquity’s mission and is at the core of global sustainable development. In addition to being a key determinant of improved health outcomes, gender equality and resilience to climate change, it is also a driver of overall economic growth. I’m very […]
Here is some disturbing data from the Harvard Business Review. Startups with female only founders receive less than 3% of global VC funding. And female founders and employees own only 11% of total startup equity versus 89% for men. Also disturbing according to the study is that most investors believe that entrepreneurial talent is evenly […]
Today’s program is about an unusual bank, so be prepared to expand your understanding of the role banks can play in growing sustainable investing. In fact, Amalgamated has been providing Socially Responsible banking and investment to the public for almost 100 years. It was founded by the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Amalgamated for […]
George talks about the results of JUST Capital’s recent surveys on racial equity and workforce diversity, including how companies in the Russell 1000 Index disclose their workforce demographics. Strikingly, a small group of companies that disclose their demographics by race/ethnicity, gender, and job category have outperformed their peer groups by 6% (May 31, 2019 – […]
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.
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.
Keefe shows how integrating global social and environmental policies that support better education for women and girls can potentially add trillions of dollars to economic growth.
Hinchcliff explains how the Conference, now in its 5th year, helps women in finance develop partnerships with investors as stewards of family wealth. Keynote speakers span the generations of activist women leaders who are addressing the most pressing financial and social issues.
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.
After two decades integrating impact and values-driven purpose into equity and fixed income portfolio strategies for entrepreneurs, foundations and family offices, Lear is a man on a mission: using public and private capital market funding to help his clients achieve sustainable investment goals.
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