Rank #1: Beyond Tradeoffs: Omidyar Network's Investments Across the Continuum of Returns
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.
May 06 2019
Rank #2: Mispriced Climate Risks Signal Investment Shocks – and Opportunities For Action
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
Sep 23 2019
Rank #3: Get the Hippies Out of Impact?
May 11 2017
Rank #4: Fossil fuel investments undercut major firms’ claims as impact investors
ImpactAlpha’s roundtable regulars recorded a podcast episode keying on Blackstone’s investments in Brazilian agricultural processing plants linked to deforestation in the Amazon. But other private equity giants have stepped up with their own deals of questionable impact. As a source for stories, keeping watch on private equity impact is the gift that keeps on giving.
Nov 05 2019
Rank #5: Should Impact Entrepreneurs Beware the Strategic Corporate Investor?
Today on the podcast David Bank, Imogen Rose-Smith and Brian Walsh discuss Corporate Venture Capital and Impact.
Apr 18 2018
Rank #6: The Innovation Blindspot: A conversation with Ross Baird.
Sep 11 2017
Rank #7: ROI Special: The Future of Impact Investing
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.
Jun 23 2017
Rank #8: If ‘ESG Investing’ is So Great, Why is the World Going to Hell?
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?
Jan 23 2019
Rank #9: Blue Haven: 100% for Impact
Sep 14 2017
Rank #10: Big Shift at Ford Foundation
In the latest Returns on Investment podcast, our roundtable takes on the question of just how significant Ford’s announcement really was. Will it help unlock many more billions for high-impact investments? Will it change how foundations think about deploying their capital? Can it help change the structure of the financial markets themselves?
Apr 28 2017
Rank #11: The ‘Red Ferrari Syndrome’ and Other Lessons of Impact Investing’s Varsity Blues Scandal
Mar 25 2019
Rank #12: The GIIN's Amit Bouri looks ahead as `impact investing’ turns 10
Oct 12 2017
Rank #13: Can Impact Investments Build Popular Support for Inclusive, Sustainable and, Yes, Global Prosperity?
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Jul 02 2018
Rank #14: Goldman Sachs’ Hugh Lawson on How Climate Change Is Changing Asset Management
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).
Jun 05 2019
Rank #15: Rise of the Rest: Is there Impact without Reporting and Measurement?
Dec 20 2017
Rank #16: Beyond Tradeoffs: An 80/20 Rule Helps an Institutional Impact Investor Manage Risks
Prudential, a serious institutional investor with nearly $1.4 trillion in assets, is demonstrating that is possible to incorporate impact strategies within the norms and constraints faced by institutional investors. Their $800 million impact portfolio is invested with a specific mandate to show measurable benefits in financial inclusion, affordable housing preservation, educational excellence, workforce development and sustainable agriculture and other areas.
May 13 2019
Rank #17: Can Impact Scale?
Mar 22 2017
Rank #18: The Future of Business as a Force for Good
It features insights from Cammie Erickson, a Senior Manager with Linkedin For Good, Jen Field, the Social Impact Director for GLG, and Andy Fyfe of B Lab.
Jun 29 2017
Rank #19: The M-word: Investors bring ESG into the material world.
Jun 19 2018
Rank #20: Which financial innovations will grow from billions to trillions?
A raft of new social-impact and environmental financing vehicle are emerging from labs, incubators and startup funds. By finding inventive ways to monetize social inclusion and environmental regeneration, the new models are "internalizing the positive externalities." Too wonky? Just say "impact alpha." Returns on Investment's resident blue-sky optimist, David Bank, lays bets that the best new ideas will scale up to attract real dollars. Our curmudgeon, Imogen Rose-Smith, is skeptical that many of the impact investment pilots will graduate from the kiddie table and join the adults in the real world of finance. As always, our host Brian Walsh keeps it lively.
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Mar 22 2018