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These are the best impact investing advisors in the world

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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

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Rank #1: Tackling The Pioneer Gap With Cathy Clark | Impact Alpha's ROI

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On this episode of ROI, David Bank chats with Cathy Clark, of Duke University, about bridging the pioneer gap.

Feb 16 2016

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Rank #2: Infrastructure! | Impact Alpha's ROI

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On today’s show, the ROI Panel is talking infrastructure. Join Brian Walsh, Imogen Rose-Smith, and David Bank for a discussion about the huge economic and social opportunities for impact and institutional investors in infrastructure.

Apr 07 2016

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Rank #3: 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.

Mar 25 2019

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Rank #4: 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."

Jan 09 2019

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Rank #5: The ImPact in Korea

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On this special episode of Returns on Investment, David speaks with Kyungsun Chung, the Founder and CEO of Root Impact, a nonprofit that focuses on building capacity for the social innovation sector in Korea.

Jul 20 2017

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Rank #6: Beyond Tradeoffs: Growing demand, growing companies and growing opportunities for impact at scale

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In episode 6 of Beyond Tradeoffs, David speaks with Sandeep Farias of Elevar Equity about their approach to early stage investing in developing markets.

May 23 2019

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Rank #7: 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.

Apr 18 2018

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Rank #8: 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.

Oct 12 2017

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Rank #9: Beyond Tradeoffs: Blue Haven uses flexibility to drive impact across portfolios

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One perk of both owning and managing your own capital: you get to set the rules. Blue Haven Initiative, the $500 million family office of Liesel Pritzker Simmons and Ian Simmons, has for a decade committed to integrate impact across 100% of its investable portfolio. In episode 7 of Beyond Tradeoffs, David speaks with Liesel about Blue Haven's approach.

May 28 2019

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Rank #10: 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.

Sep 11 2017

32mins

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Rank #11: The California Model

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The whole panel is together in Oakland to discuss whether or not California is charting the way forward for the inclusive economy of the future. The golden state does seem to be ahead on issues such as immigration, climate change, and shared prosperity - but is there a flip side to the coin? Listen in as Imogen Rose Smith, David Bank, and Brian Walsh discuss The California Model.

Feb 21 2018

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Rank #12: 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.

Jun 23 2017

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Rank #13: Impact Investing's Annual Report Card

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Each year The GIIN releases their Impact Investor survey. Our panel sees some reasons for optimism in the report. But, is impact growing at a fast enough clip to tackle the challenges it's staked for itself?

Jun 08 2017

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Rank #14: Beyond Tradeoffs: Big Investors Press Asset Managers to Integrate ‘ESG’ and Impact Across Portfolios

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In the second episode of ImpactAlpha’s “Beyond Trade-offs” podcast series, produced in collaboration with Omidyar Network, Goldman Sachs’ John Goldstein charts the development of “risk-return-impact” frameworks that meet the needs of institutional investors. One of his jobs, he says, “is to help Goldman’s investors do better at doing what they do by incorporating environmental, social and governance into how we invest for all our clients.”

May 09 2019

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Rank #15: Will Abraaj’s ambitious global health strategy survive the scandal?

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The latest Returns on Investment podcast takes up the case of the $1 billion Abraaj Growth Markets Health Fund and impact investing failures more broadly. The health fund, which was pursuing an ambitious effort to build comprehensive healthcare networks in the megacities of the 21st century – think Lagos and Karachi and Mumbai – is now embroiled in the larger scandal that has engulfed Abraaj Group.

Jul 16 2018

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Rank #16: Nature Reduces Risk: How Finance Can Conserve Large-Scale Ecosystems

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Natural spaces have long provided financial value to humans, though historically this has been through the process of extracting resources. Now, as scientists better understand the key role that ecosystems play in supporting life on earth, some banks and investors are looking to incentivize the preservation of wild spaces and species. Today on ROI, the panel discusses conservation finance.

Jan 18 2018

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Rank #17: 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.

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Jul 02 2018

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Rank #18: No Need to Wait for Washington to Mobilize Around a ‘Green New Deal’

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Newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has galvanized the political debate with a proposed Green New Deal that would rely primarily on government financing to pay for the required investments in climate-friendly agriculture, transportation, buildings, manufacturing and, of course, energy. In the latest Returns on Investment podcast, roundtable regulars Brian Walsh and Imogen Rose-Smith tried to force ImpactAlpha’s David Bank into his own awkward choice: private capital or government funding?

Feb 13 2019

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Rank #19: Trillion-dollar question: How the World’s Biggest Asset Owners Play the Risks Ahead (podcast)

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Imogen Rose-Smith plays cautious realist to David Bank's blue-sky futurist in this heated (but always friendly!) Returns on Investment roundtable.

At issue is the role of the world’s biggest asset owners – so-called Universal Owners – in the rotation of capital toward sustainability and inclusion.

Nov 21 2017

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Rank #20: A Conversation with Morgan Simon

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On this episode of ROI, David Bank chats with Morgan Simon of the Candide Group about her new book "Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change."

Oct 04 2017

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