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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
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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
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Impact Alpha Podcasts

Latest release on Aug 14, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 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

37mins

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Rank #2: 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

16mins

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Rank #3: 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

21mins

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Rank #4: 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

32mins

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Rank #5: 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

33mins

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Rank #6: 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

42mins

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Rank #7: 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

19mins

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Rank #8: 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

45mins

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Rank #9: 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

26mins

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Rank #10: 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

28mins

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Rank #11: 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

34mins

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Rank #12: 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

19mins

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Rank #13: 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

39mins

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Rank #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: 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

23mins

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Rank #17: 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

21mins

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Rank #18: 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

36mins

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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

22mins

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