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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 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 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.

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 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 40 | April 8, 2019

Adding Trillions to the Global Economy through Educational Opportunities for Women and Girls

Joe Keefe, President, Pax World Funds

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.

Episode 36 | March 9, 2019

“The Purpose of Capital”: Blended Value and Impact Investing Across the Generational Divide

Jed Emerson, Founder, Blended Value Group; Senior Fellow at Center for Social Investing, University of Heidelberg, Germany

In this episode Emerson talks about his eighth book, The Purpose of Capital, and shares insights from his personal and professional journey as an internationally recognized Thought Leader in impact investing, social entrepreneurship and strategic philanthropy.

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