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On Money and Meaning, we expand the conversation around impact investing, strategies to finance & support social change, unlikely partnerships across sectors, and how to utilize the tools of the capital markets for a greater good.

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On Money and Meaning, we expand the conversation around impact investing, strategies to finance & support social change, unlikely partnerships across sectors, and how to utilize the tools of the capital markets for a greater good.

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Loving socap!

By Dr. Randolph Scott - Aug 22 2018
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Great to see this podcast come together. The 365 series is one of the best in impact investing and this brings it home!

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Loving socap!

By Dr. Randolph Scott - Aug 22 2018
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Great to see this podcast come together. The 365 series is one of the best in impact investing and this brings it home!
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Money and Meaning

Latest release on Feb 11, 2020

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On Money and Meaning, we expand the conversation around impact investing, strategies to finance & support social change, unlikely partnerships across sectors, and how to utilize the tools of the capital markets for a greater good.

Rank #1: Capital, Culture, and Artist Entrepreneurs

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Unlikely Allies: CultureBank, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts discuss a new model for partnerships.

Jul 17 2018

31mins

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Rank #2: Fran Seegull on the Growth of Impact Investing

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Fran Seegull is the Executive Director of the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance, an organization spun out of the G7 Social Impact Investment Taskforce to raise awareness and grow demand for impact investing across America. In this episode, Lindsay Smalling has a conversation with Seegull that offers insight into the history and growth of the field, including many of the most important watershed moments and policy landmarks, and offers her perspective on the mainstreaming of impact investing. She also discusses both critiques of the field and the recent Business Roundtable announcement expanding the purpose of a corporation to be about serving all stakeholders, not just shareholders.

Oct 22 2019

54mins

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Rank #3: The New American Dream: Intergenerational Wealth for All

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For generations, people from all backgrounds have come to the US in pursuit of the American Dream: opportunity, access, resources and ultimately ownership. Yet many minorities are systematically excluded from drivers of wealth, such as home ownership and entrepreneurship. This panel explores systemic issues that have led to this inequity, why catalyzing wealth creation for communities of color should be a national imperative, and how we can invest in historically marginalized communities.

Feb 12 2019

50mins

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Rank #4: Financial Activists and 21st Century Leadership

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Unlikely Allies: Rockwood Leadership Institute, Renewal Funds, and RSF Social Finance are training financial activists through the new Integrated Capital Institute.

Aug 28 2018

31mins

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Rank #5: Unusual Investments — LIVE at SOCAP 365 in San Francisco

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Live panel from “Unusual Investments: Breaking the Mold for Raising and Investing Capital” -- featuring speakers from BALLE, Beneficial Returns, Candide Group, and Jenny Kassan Consulting. 

Jul 31 2018

46mins

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Rank #6: Circular Fashion: Innovations and Investments

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The textile and apparel industry is among the world's most extractive and environmentally damaging industries, accounting for 10% of global CO2 emissions and 20% of industrial wastewater. This episode of Money + Meaning, a live recording from SOCAP18, explores circular fashion innovations that are working to turn the industry from extractive to regenerative. For additional resources about circular fashion, visit our blog post on socialcapitalmarkets.net.

Jan 29 2019

47mins

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Rank #7: Racial Equity, Social Justice, and Political Power

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In this episode, Javier Torres of the Surdna Foundation leads a conversation on what it will take to achieve racial equity with Black Lives Matter co-creator and Principal of the Black Futures Lab Alicia Garza and Rashad Robinson, President of Color of Change. They discuss how, in order to achieve real, lasting change, the conversation must move beyond income and wealth disparity and begin to address disparities in power. They also share personal stories of why they do the work they do, how they are contextualizing their work in the current political climate, and what they want listeners to think, feel, and do after listening to this conversation.

Nov 06 2019

55mins

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Rank #8: Highlights from the SOCAP18 Main Stage

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Season 2 of Money + Meaning kicks off with a special episode featuring luminaries from the SOCAP18 main stage including Anand Giridharadas, Joy Anderson, Joan Carling, Mitch Kapor, and Amit Bhatia. Themes include gender lens investing, the racial wealth gap, indigenous rights, distinguishing real change from fake change, and how complex power structures underlie all these important discussions.

Jan 15 2019

35mins

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Rank #9: Financing Climate Action -- LIVE at SOCAP 365 in Boulder

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Live panel from “Chasing Solutions: Financing Climate Action" -- featuring speakers from Veris Wealth Partners, PAX World Funds, NatureVest, and Rocky Mountain Institute.

Sep 11 2018

38mins

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Rank #10: Investing in Returning Citizens

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Unlikely Allies: Capital Impact Partners & Mission: Launch are working to address the link between mass incarceration and deep poverty by creating pathways to build financial health for returning citizens.

Nov 20 2018

39mins

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Rank #11: Tech + Government for an Inclusive Economy

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Unlikely Allies: Financial services firm LendUp and current Treasurer for City of St. Louis discuss a new partnership to support the emerging middle class.

Sep 25 2018

31mins

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Rank #12: Investing in Workforce Tech

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Though no one can predict exactly how automation, robotics, and other emerging technologies will shape the future of work, we can be sure that workers will need to be able to quickly learn new skills in order to compete. In this episode, you’ll hear Jean Shia, Head of Portfolio and Investment at Autodesk Foundation, lead a SOCAP19 panel discussion among active investors in workforce tech. Each expert shares their unique approach to investing in the future of work, data and trends that are driving their strategies, and the solutions they are investing in to help ensure that workers are not left behind.


Panelists:

Jean Shia, Autodesk Foundation

Amon Anderson, Acumen America

Jason Palmer, New Markets Venture Partners

Sonali Kothari, ETF@JFFLabs

Elizabeth Garlow, Lumina Impact Ventures

Nov 19 2019

45mins

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Rank #13: The Invisibility of Native Peoples and the Transformative Power of Indigenous-Led Narrative Change

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Invisibility and harmful stereotypes are two of the biggest challenges facing Indigenous people today. According to research conducted by The Reclaiming Native Truth Project, nearly 80% of Americans know little to nothing about contemporary Native peoples, which leads to systemic bias, racism, and neglect of Indigenous communities. In this episode, Lindsay Smalling talks with Crystal Echo Hawk and Nick Tilsen, two Indigenous leaders who head organizations working to change the narrative and the status quo in order to help Indigenous communities thrive. They discuss their efforts to bring about widespread narrative change, concrete examples of why it is such an exciting time to make big investments and big impact in Indian Country, and where their movements are headed in the future. 

Echo Hawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation, is Founder and CEO of IllumiNative. Tilsen, a member of the Oglala Lakota Nation, is Founder, President, and CEO of NDN Collective.

Oct 08 2019

50mins

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Rank #14: Investing for Racial Equity -- LIVE at SOCAP 365 in New York City

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Live panel from “Investing for Racial Equity” -- featuring speakers from Prudential, NYCEDC, Living Cities, Urbane Development, and Roosevelt Institute.

Aug 14 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #15: Investing to End Poverty -- LIVE at SOCAP 365 in Philadelphia

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Live panel from “Investing to End Poverty" -- featuring speakers from Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, PIDC, Wash Cycle Laundry, GreenLight Fund, Esperanza US, and Triskeles Foundation.

Nov 06 2018

1hr 1min

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Blended Finance and International Development

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Blended finance deals have the potential to drive trillions of dollars of institutional capital into high impact projects in emerging markets and could lead to massive progress towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. In this episode, Joan Larrea, CEO of Convergence, explains how blended finance can accelerate solutions to poverty, hunger, and the other SDGs. She also talks about the future of the blended finance industry and why we need to really hustle to get on a billions to trillions trajectory if we are to achieve the SDGs on time.

Feb 11 2020

48mins

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TechSoup's Direct Public Offering

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TechSoup was the first nonprofit in the US to launch a national direct public offering (DPO). In the year since the launch of this growth capital campaign, they have raised over $8 million, with individual investments ranging from $50 to $1 million. In this episode, Alex Kravitz has a conversation with Rebecca Masisak and Ken Tsunoda about their unique approach to fundraising, lessons they have learned from the experience, and how the DPO has helped TechSoup grow and strengthen their community.


Featured Voices:

Rebecca Masisak, CEO, TechSoup

Ken Tsunoda, VP of Development, TechSoup

Jan 28 2020

47mins

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Investing in the Creative Economy

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Laura Callanan and her organization Upstart Co-Lab are working to convince investors that they have a tremendous opportunity to drive impact through investments in the arts, culture, and heritage-based businesses that make up the creative economy. Souls Grown Deep is a Foundation and Community Partnership dedicated to documenting, preserving, and promoting the cultural traditions and work of African American artists from the South. Under the leadership of Maxwell Anderson, Souls Grown Deep has partnered with Upstart Co-Lab to invest $1M in opportunities that align with their mission. On this episode, Lindsay Smalling interviews Callanan and Anderson about their partnership and the opportunities that creative lens investing offers for investors, museums, creatives, and communities.

Jan 14 2020

45mins

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Highlights from the SOCAP19 Main Stage

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For the final episode of 2019, we bring you highlights from the SOCAP19 mainstage. The theme that ties each of this episode’s featured highlights together is that they all demonstrate the power of cross-sector collaboration. The clips highlight examples of ways that leaders from across the global marketplace have been working together in innovative ways to solve some of the greatest challenges of our time.


Featured Voices:

Neville Crawley of Kiva with Helen Avery of Euromoney

Bonnie Glick of USAID with David Bohigian of OPIC

Kat Taylor of Beneficial State Bank with Tim Freundlich of ImpactAssets

Susan Taylor Batten of ABFE with Rip Rapson of the Kresge Foundation

Dec 17 2019

39mins

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Lessons Impact Investing Can Learn from Microfinance - Live

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The evolution of microfinance from radical idea to global industry was surprisingly fast, sometimes messy, and filled with successes and failures. Despite numerous challenges, microfinance grew into a global industry that has helped lift millions of people out of poverty. As impact investing continues to move into the mainstream, what can the industry learn from the early days of microfinance? This week’s episode, recorded live at SOCAP19, features a panel of leading microfinance experts and practitioners who share lessons they learned and offer insights into the current state, and potential future, of impact investing.


Featured voices:

Geoff Davis of Cicero Impact Capital

Johanna Posada of Elevar Equity

Arun Sharma of International Finance Corporation

Monica Brand Engel of Quona Capital

Dec 03 2019

47mins

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Investing in Workforce Tech

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Though no one can predict exactly how automation, robotics, and other emerging technologies will shape the future of work, we can be sure that workers will need to be able to quickly learn new skills in order to compete. In this episode, you’ll hear Jean Shia, Head of Portfolio and Investment at Autodesk Foundation, lead a SOCAP19 panel discussion among active investors in workforce tech. Each expert shares their unique approach to investing in the future of work, data and trends that are driving their strategies, and the solutions they are investing in to help ensure that workers are not left behind.


Panelists:

Jean Shia, Autodesk Foundation

Amon Anderson, Acumen America

Jason Palmer, New Markets Venture Partners

Sonali Kothari, ETF@JFFLabs

Elizabeth Garlow, Lumina Impact Ventures

Nov 19 2019

45mins

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Racial Equity, Social Justice, and Political Power

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In this episode, Javier Torres of the Surdna Foundation leads a conversation on what it will take to achieve racial equity with Black Lives Matter co-creator and Principal of the Black Futures Lab Alicia Garza and Rashad Robinson, President of Color of Change. They discuss how, in order to achieve real, lasting change, the conversation must move beyond income and wealth disparity and begin to address disparities in power. They also share personal stories of why they do the work they do, how they are contextualizing their work in the current political climate, and what they want listeners to think, feel, and do after listening to this conversation.

Nov 06 2019

55mins

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Fran Seegull on the Growth of Impact Investing

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Fran Seegull is the Executive Director of the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance, an organization spun out of the G7 Social Impact Investment Taskforce to raise awareness and grow demand for impact investing across America. In this episode, Lindsay Smalling has a conversation with Seegull that offers insight into the history and growth of the field, including many of the most important watershed moments and policy landmarks, and offers her perspective on the mainstreaming of impact investing. She also discusses both critiques of the field and the recent Business Roundtable announcement expanding the purpose of a corporation to be about serving all stakeholders, not just shareholders.

Oct 22 2019

54mins

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The Invisibility of Native Peoples and the Transformative Power of Indigenous-Led Narrative Change

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Invisibility and harmful stereotypes are two of the biggest challenges facing Indigenous people today. According to research conducted by The Reclaiming Native Truth Project, nearly 80% of Americans know little to nothing about contemporary Native peoples, which leads to systemic bias, racism, and neglect of Indigenous communities. In this episode, Lindsay Smalling talks with Crystal Echo Hawk and Nick Tilsen, two Indigenous leaders who head organizations working to change the narrative and the status quo in order to help Indigenous communities thrive. They discuss their efforts to bring about widespread narrative change, concrete examples of why it is such an exciting time to make big investments and big impact in Indian Country, and where their movements are headed in the future. 

Echo Hawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation, is Founder and CEO of IllumiNative. Tilsen, a member of the Oglala Lakota Nation, is Founder, President, and CEO of NDN Collective.

Oct 08 2019

50mins

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Financing Democracy

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At the intersection of democracy, impact investing, and progressive media, you will find New Media Ventures (NMV). This organization is a nonprofit seed fund and angel network working to create positive change across America by investing in entrepreneurs and activists “wrestling with the biggest challenges facing our democracy.” By investing solely to maximize impact, whether into nonprofits or for-profits, NMV is working to address fundamental challenges to democracy and to correct systemic power imbalances. In this episode, Lindsay Smalling sits down with Julie Menter, Managing Director of New Media Ventures.

Sep 24 2019

33mins

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Inclusive Community Development and Opportunity Zones - Live

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For any community development initiative to achieve the desired positive outcomes, impact investors must design with communities instead of for them. Opportunity Zones, even with the recent criticism, are still seen as a way to drive investments that will build wealth and create social impact in marginalized communities. How can the great community development work that is being done at the local level be connected with big top-down policies like Opportunity Zones? This episode, recorded live in Baltimore, features a cross-sector panel of community leaders, investors, and OZ experts exploring inclusive community development.

Featured voices include Pickett Slater Harrington of Joltage, Candace Chance of the Baltimore City Intergenerational Initiatives for Trauma and Youth (B-CIITY), John Brothers of the Baltimore Children and Youth Fund, Ben Siegel of the City of Baltimore, and Elise Liberto of Brown Advisory.

Sep 10 2019

50mins

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Access, Inclusion, and Impact: Highlights from SPECTRUM

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Despite bring the fastest-growing population of American entrepreneurs, founders of color are systematically under-recognized and under-resourced in America today. How can we begin to build new systems that will support entrepreneurs of color? What will it take to build an inclusive impact economy? This past June, SOCAP convened the first-ever SPECTRUM event in Atlanta to discuss these challenges and begin building an action plan to solve them. In this episode, we offer a selection of inspirational and insightful moments recorded live at SPECTRUM. 

Featured voices include Marc Bamuthi Joseph of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Jessica Stago of Change Labs, Frederick Hutson of Pigeonly, Jay Bailey of the Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Nadia Brigham of Brigham Consulting.

Aug 27 2019

37mins

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Using the Full Spectrum of Capital in Sustainable Fisheries

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Foundations traditionally have grant-making staff and endowment investing staff that operate entirely independent of each other. How can we move past this traditional “two-pocket thinking” to utilize the full spectrum of capital - not just grants and market-rate investments - to better align a foundation’s entire portfolio with their desired impact outcomes? In this episode, Dr. Stephanie Gripne of the Impact Finance Center and Teresa Ish of the Walton Family Foundation discuss the work they are doing in this space and why creating sustainable fisheries requires innovative financing structures.

Aug 13 2019

36mins

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Driving Impact in Opportunity Zones at the Kresge Foundation

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The new Opportunity Zone legislation is expected to drive billions of dollars of investment into low-income communities around the country. Yet, with limited oversight, this capital has as much potential to harm communities as is does to benefit them. In an effort to set a precedent for transparency in this new space, the Kresge Foundation has recently committed $22 million to two Opportunity Funds in exchange for higher levels of reporting and accountability. In this episode, Rip Rapson, President, and CEO of the Kresge Foundation, and Kresge Social Investment Officer Aaron Seybert discuss the innovative way the foundation is working to shape OZ investment.

Jul 30 2019

48mins

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Building Community Wealth with Cooperatives - Live

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Cooperatives hold incredible promise to build wealth in marginalized communities and reduce the racial wealth gap but myths and misconceptions about alternative ownership models are common. Many lenders and investors are skeptical of cooperatively-owned businesses or find them too “risky” to qualify for investment. This episode, recorded live at a SOCAP 365 event in Baltimore, is a panel discussion about the promise of the cooperative model to create social and economic change, including frank observations about the challenges that often prevent these businesses from securing investment or achieving success at scale.

Jul 16 2019

48mins

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Accelerating Financial Services That Work for Everyone

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How can innovative financial technologies help marginalized and underserved communities manage their personal finances and build wealth over time? In this episode of Money and Meaning, host Alex Kravitz talks to Marcia Chong Rosado of Village Capital, an accelerator for social enterprises, and Ramona Ortega, Founder of My Money My Future, a platform providing personal financial guidance for millennials of color who have been overlooked by traditional financial institutions.

Jul 02 2019

30mins

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All Voices Need to Be Heard: MIT and Gates Foundation Discuss Democracy and Civic Engagement

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On prior episodes of Money + Meaning, we have explored ways innovative ideas generated by unlikely allies can create change across institutions and communities. But what about the systemic level? Could conversations between people of different perspectives and backgrounds lead to more equitable economies or systems of government? In this episode, host Lindsay Smalling has a conversation that addresses these questions with unlikely allies who are working on civic engagement and democratic initiatives from two very different institutions: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Jun 19 2019

54mins

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Mitch Kapor on the Kapor Capital Experiment

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Mitch Kapor is fond of saying, “genius is evenly distributed by ZIP Code, but opportunity is not.” So, in 2011 Mitch and his wife, Freada Kapor Klein, set out to tackle this issue by investing in seed stage tech startups closing gaps of access, opportunity, or outcome for low-income communities and communities of color in the US. After more than 100 investments over eight years, Kapor Capital has not only been able to generate gap-closing social impact but has done so while achieving financial returns in the top quartile among VC funds of similar size. In this episode, Mitch shares lessons learned from his journey into impact investing and tries to dispel harmful biases still embedded in the VC community.

Jun 04 2019

37mins

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Providing Clean, Safe, Affordable Lighting for All

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MPOWERD is an innovative solar light manufacturer recently named one as one of the Real Leaders 100 most impactful companies in the world. Their mission is to sustainably provide clean, safe, and affordable solar lighting to everyone, including the people in developing countries who need it most, and their innovative design has made their products a favorite of humanitarian aid organizations around the world.

In this episode of Money + Meaning, host Alex Kravitz interviews Seungah Jeong and John Salzinger about their own journeys to impact and the inspiring ways MPOWERD products are helping people around the globe. They also share their insights into the challenges and joys of running a social enterprise, give examples of how they are measuring and reporting their impact, and offer some valuable advice for emerging social entrepreneurs.

May 21 2019

41mins

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20 Years of Impact Investing with SJF Ventures

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This week's episode is a conversation with impact investing pioneer Dave Kirkpatrick of SJF Ventures and Impact Capital Managers. Dave was at the forefront of the impact investing industry when he co-founded SJF Ventures back in 1999. Originally the Sustainable Jobs Fund, SJF has grown from a $17 million first fund to the recent $125 million close of fund four. In this conversation, host Alex Kravitz asks Dave about his longevity in the industry, how his investment philosophy has evolved over the lifecycle of his four funds, and how the industry has changed over his 20 years as an investor.

May 07 2019

40mins

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Loving socap!

By Dr. Randolph Scott - Aug 22 2018
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Great to see this podcast come together. The 365 series is one of the best in impact investing and this brings it home!