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Podcast Archives: Impact Investing

Episode 105 | December 15, 2020

ImpactVest: New Private Equity Firm Focuses on Mission Driven Enterprises

Aisha Williams, Founder & CEO at ImpactVest

After eight years doing development work in the public sector as a U.S. Federal Government Boren Scholar, and four years in the private banking industry focused on ESG and SRI, Williams has recently launched ImpactVest, dedicated to private equity impact strategies that use the GIIN (Global Impact Investing Network) tenets. Williams shares the startling statistic […]

Episode 101 | October 19, 2020

A New Education & Collaboration Network for Sustainable Finance

Phil Kirshman, Founder, Impact Metropolis

After many years in the asset management industry, Kirshman launched Impact Metropolis as a social network and video hosting site dedicated to the sustainable and impact investing community. According to Kirshman, as sustainable investing becomes more mainstream, collaboration and sharing of information is being impacted. Kirshman describes how Impact Metropolis is both aggregating resources across […]

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.  

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