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All of ImpactAlpha's podcasts in one place. Listen in and get investment news and commentary for a sustainable edge.

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All of ImpactAlpha's podcasts in one place. Listen in and get investment news and commentary for a sustainable edge.

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My favorite podcast!

By Eva Kathleen - Jul 26 2019
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Thank you for your insight and perspectives. It’s so valuable to the field of impact investing.

The best

By O Brit - Jul 18 2019
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These are the best impact investing advisors in the world

iTunes Ratings

33 Ratings
Average Ratings
31
2
0
0
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My favorite podcast!

By Eva Kathleen - Jul 26 2019
Read more
Thank you for your insight and perspectives. It’s so valuable to the field of impact investing.

The best

By O Brit - Jul 18 2019
Read more
These are the best impact investing advisors in the world
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Impact Alpha Podcasts

Latest release on Sep 19, 2020

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All of ImpactAlpha's podcasts in one place. Listen in and get investment news and commentary for a sustainable edge.

Rank #1: Get the Hippies Out of Impact?

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TPG Capital is moving into the impact world in a big way with a new 2 billion dollar fund. Bono, the famous face of the new fund, turned heads with some controversial comments at The Skoll World Forum. Are the impact investors of the past big hippies who aren't real investors? Is TPG about to change the game?

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May 11 2017

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Rank #2: Risk and Impact

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Risk. Is it a board game focused on world domination, a fundamental consideration when allocating capital, or both? We focus on the latter this week, and explore how the impact community approaches issues surrounding risk and opportunity.

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Apr 10 2017

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Rank #3: The Innovation Blindspot: A conversation with Ross Baird.

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Ross Baird, President of Village Capital, chats with David Bank about his new book "The Innovation Blindspot," why many VC firms are missing out on great investment opportunities, and more.

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Sep 11 2017

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Rank #4: ROI Special: The Future of Impact Investing

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On this special edition of Returns on Investment, we're featuring a panel discussion from The Liquidnet for Good 10 Year Anniversary Forum. The conversation focuses on the future of impact investing, and is moderated. by Georgia Keohane, the Executive Director of the Pershing Square Foundation.

It features insights from Liz Luckett, the president of TSEF, Brian Trelsted, a partner at Bridges Fund Management, and Daniel Pianko, the Co-Founder and Managing Director of University Ventures.

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Jun 23 2017

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Rank #5: Beyond Tradeoffs: Omidyar Network's Investments Across the Continuum of Returns

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In a new series of podcasts produced in collaboration with Omidyar Network, ImpactAlpha asked a range of investors, from fully “market-rate,” to unapologetically concessionary, what lies… Beyond Tradeoffs.

What we heard is that investors of all types are finding strategies to avoid specific and systemic risks, to be aligned with long-term trends, to generate tangible and measureable social and environmental benefits and to otherwise meet their objectives – all along the continuum of risks and returns.

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May 06 2019

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Rank #6: The GIIN's Amit Bouri looks ahead as `impact investing’ turns 10

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David Bank chats with Amit Bouri, the founder of the GIIN, about the past ten years of impact investing - and looks forward to the next ten.

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Oct 12 2017

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Rank #7: Institutional Shift: Climate Risk Hits the Market and Other Impact Investing Trends to Watch in 2019

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Join us for half-dozen or so forecasts from Equilibrium Capital's Dave Chen, who returned to ImpactAlpha's Returns on Investment podcast for a New Year's check-in on the progress of the "institutional shift" in impact investing. As Dave says, "Everybody loves a list."

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Jan 09 2019

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Rank #8: Should Impact Entrepreneurs Beware the Strategic Corporate Investor?

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Corporate venture capital is a thing. And that thing is converging on impact investing. The amount that global corporations put into strategic investments in startup companies last year reached $31 billion across 1800 deals, both all-time records.

Today on the podcast David Bank, Imogen Rose-Smith and Brian Walsh discuss Corporate Venture Capital and Impact.

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Apr 18 2018

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Rank #9: ROI Interview: The GIIN's Amit Bouri

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Amit walks us through how Impact Investors of all stripes are stepping up to the challenges of COVID – and capitalism.

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Apr 02 2020

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Rank #10: Blue Haven: 100% for Impact

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Liesel Pritzker-Simmons and Ian Simmons join David Bank for this special episode of ROI, brought to you in partnership with The ImPact, to discuss their 100% for impact fund Blue Haven Initiative.

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Sep 14 2017

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Rank #11: Chicago Model | Impact Alpha's ROI

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The ROI panel discusses a new collaborative $100 million fund to finance education and child care, healthy food and affordable housing, and energy conservation and jobs in Chicago.

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May 05 2016

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Rank #12: Goldman Sachs’ Hugh Lawson on How Climate Change Is Changing Asset Management

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A changing climate is changing the climate inside one of the world’s largest asset managers. Clients of Goldman Sachs Assets Management, which manages assets on behalf of wealthy families, pensions and foundations, endowments and insurance companies. These parties have always expected the firm to recite key financial metrics about the companies they own. But increasingly, says Hugh Lawson, the head of ESG and impact investing at Goldman, clients are demanding the big Wall Street money manager know more about the qualitative aspects of what those businesses do and how they do it.

In the latest episode of ImpactAlpha’s Returns on Investment podcast, David Bank dug in with Lawson about how greater investor urgency around climate, and confidence in low-carbon investment strategies, is changing investing (or isn’t).

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Jun 05 2019

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Rank #13: The ‘Red Ferrari Syndrome’ and Other Lessons of Impact Investing’s Varsity Blues Scandal

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The dramatic fall from grace of Bill McGlashan, co-founder and former CEO of TPG Growth and The Rise Fund, after being indicted in the Varsity Blues college-admissions scandal, Rose-Smith suggests, may say more about private-equity and alternative-investment asset management in general than about impact investing in particular.

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Mar 25 2019

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Rank #14: Mispriced Climate Risks Signal Investment Shocks – and Opportunities For Action

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In a counter-intuitive shift, the estimated four million global youth climate strikers who took to the streets last week may be more pro-business than recalcitrant heads of state gathering at the United Nations intent on slow-walking climate action. The U.S., Brazil and Japan, for example, have not even asked to speak at today’s Climate Action Summit, where 60 or so countries are expected to present more ambitious carbon-reduction plans.

By catalyzing a powerful political constituency for urgent climate action, protestors may accelerate the low-carbon transition and soften climate shock. By most expert analysis, keep global temperature rise with 1.5 or even 2 degrees Celsius produces better returns for almost all in

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Sep 23 2019

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Rank #15: Can Impact Investments Build Popular Support for Inclusive, Sustainable and, Yes, Global Prosperity?

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Impact investing types, it seems, are proud globalists. That optimistic, connected, cross-border approach to challenges, solutions and human relationships puts them in a unique position in this peculiar historic moment when walls are going up and strangers are suspect. At the same time, the essential precondition of investing – having capital to invest – means most investors are largely distant from the lived experience of many of the people their investments are purported to benefit. ImpactAlpha's roundtable regulars take on the contradictions of globalism.

(Photo: Top view of 1765 de l'Isle globe A 1765 de l'Isle globe, showing top view. Collection of the Minnesota Historical Society.)

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Jul 02 2018

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Rank #16: Rise of the Rest: Is there Impact without Reporting and Measurement?

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Steve Case tells The New York Times that his $150 million Rise of the Rest Fund is "not an impact fund." Our Returns on Investment roundtable takes on the contretemps that played out on the pages of ImpactAlpha. Good jobs, overlooked geographies, bottom-up innovation – that sounds like impact. Do funds have to measure (and report)? Who decides? Imogen Rose-Smith, David Bank and Brian Walsh take Rise of the Rest apart (and put it back together again).

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Dec 20 2017

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Rank #17: WTF: An Interview With Tim O'Reilly

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On this episode of ROI, David Bank chats with technologist and entrepreneur Tim O'Reilly about his new book WTF: What's the Future, and Why It's Up to Us.

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Oct 10 2017

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Rank #18: Roundtable: Private capital for public good... or not?

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Impact investing has posited the role of private capital for public good. The roundtable regulars - Imogen, Brian and David -- are back to answer the question: how is that position faring through the crisis?

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Apr 29 2020

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Rank #19: The M-word: Investors bring ESG into the material world.

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In the latest Returns on Investment podcast, our roundtable regulars take up the April memo from the Department of Labor that tried, albeit weakly, to walk back the Obama-era guidance about how fiduciaries could consider ESG factors.

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Jun 19 2018

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Rank #20: If ‘ESG Investing’ is So Great, Why is the World Going to Hell?

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The three-letter acronym for “environmental, social and governance” has broken out from the wonky world of finance and into subway ads and online pitches for a slew of new ESG mutual funds, ETFs and other financial services.

How such “non-financial” factors affect financial performance has been a matter of hot debate for several years. As ESG breaks into the mainstream, the podcast’s roundtable regulars took on a tougher question is: Does it make a bit of difference in the real world?

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Jan 23 2019

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Briefing: September 18th

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It's a roundtable reunion with Imogen, David and Brian to talk about the latest efforts to re-imagine (or is it reset?) capitalism. Plus, Jeffery Ubben is this week's controversial Agent of Impact.

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Sep 19 2020

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Agent of Impact: Emmanuel Lagarrigue

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Emmanuel, the Chief Innovation Officer for Schneider Electric chats with David  about decarbonized, decentralized and digital energy.

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Sep 17 2020

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Briefing: September 11th

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Melissa L. Bradley of 1863 Ventures joins Monique to discuss her call to action for entrepreneurs, plus this week's Agent of Impact, Dave Kirkpatrick SJF Ventures, and the headlines. 

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Sep 11 2020

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Briefing: September 4th

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The headlines, plus Amy joins Brian to discuss small business financing in the COVID crisis and this week's Agent of Impact, Beth Bafford.

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Sep 04 2020

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Briefing: August 28th

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Headlines, The Democracy Collective's Jessica Rose on employee ownership, and this week's Agents of Impact: basketball players.

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Aug 28 2020

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Briefing: August 21st

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Why have there been so many agri-food deals lately? Plus, the headlines, and this week's Agent of Impact, Andrew Youn, co-founder and executive director of One Acre Fund.

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Aug 21 2020

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Briefing: August 14th

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This week's headlines, David and Monique round up our "systemic investing" call, plus Maurice Jones is this week's Agent of Impact.

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Aug 14 2020

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Agent of Impact: Pete Stavros

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The head of U.S. private equity for KKR, the international investment giant, speaks with David Bank about the employee ownership strategy that they've used successfully in the manufacturing sector.

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Aug 12 2020

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Briefing: July 31st

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The headlines, some audio highlights from our latest Agent of Impact call on impact and the 2020 U.S. election, plus Dennis explains this week's theme... "purpose-built."

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Jul 31 2020

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Briefing: July 24th

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The headlines, plus David and Monique talk about Agent of Impact "Aha!" moments, and we hear from this week's featured Agent of Impact, CEO of Native American Natural Foods, Dawn Sherman.

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Jul 24 2020

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Briefing: July 17th

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Blackrock  falls short on climate commitments, the Trump administration takes on  ESG, and a 1/10th challenge from Ceniarth's Diane Isenberg

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Jul 17 2020

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Ceniarth’s Diane Isenberg

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The  founder of Ceniarth -- a family office that provides capital for  positive impact in marginalized, primarily rural, populations-- speaks  with David about family wealth, catalytic capital and impact-first  investing.

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Jul 16 2020

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Agent of Impact: CDC Group's Nick O'Donohoe

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David speaks with Nick about how CDC Group, the UK's Development Finance  Institution, is approaching risk during the COVID crisis, and more...

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Jul 13 2020

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Briefing: July 10th

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Monique brings us the headines and David discusses the word of the week: topple. Plus, your agent(s) of impact.

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Jul 10 2020

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Briefing: June 26th

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The headlines, a new handbook aims to help scale up the amount of impact capital, and Dennis profiles Tynesia Boyea-Robinson.

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Jun 26 2020

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Briefing: Juneteenth

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Monique brings us the headlines, Jessica chats with Candide Group's Jasmine Rashid, and Amy Cortese profiles Aurora James

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Jun 19 2020

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ROI Interview: Andy Kuper

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Leapfrog’s Andy Kuper on impact, exits and scaling growth in emerging markets through the COVID crisis

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Jun 15 2020

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Briefing: June 12th

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The headlines, plus Amy Cortese speaks with Philip Reeves and Todd Leverette about employee ownership as a way to help close the racial wealth gap. And Dennis Price profiles this week's Agent of Impact, Helen Adeosun.

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Jun 12 2020

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Interview: Joy Anderson

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David interviews Joy Anderson, president and founder of The Criterion Institute. We spoke at the end of May about gender and the COVID recovery

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Jun 10 2020

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Briefing: June 5th

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Guest host Monique Aiken brings us the headlines, and leads a frank and personal discussion of the events triggered by the extrajudicial killing of George Floyd. She is joined by Living Cities’ Demetric Duckett, Colonial Consulting’s Angela Matheny and Castleberry’s Donray Von

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Jun 05 2020

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iTunes Ratings

33 Ratings
Average Ratings
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My favorite podcast!

By Eva Kathleen - Jul 26 2019
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Thank you for your insight and perspectives. It’s so valuable to the field of impact investing.

The best

By O Brit - Jul 18 2019
Read more
These are the best impact investing advisors in the world