Impact Investing

Historically, investment capital has flowed predominantly toward companies and organizations run by white men and companies that prioritize short-term profit over the long-term health of people and the planet. A shift, however, is underway in the investment world. Impact investing is the practice of investing for positive social and environmental impacts plus a return on investment. Impact investments are helping heal the environment, strengthen marginalized communities, and spread better business practices — all while diversifying the recipients of investment dollars.

Types of  Startup Funding for Social Entrepreneurs
Guide: Startup Funding for Social Entrepreneurs

Hi, I am Grant, founder of Causeartist. Over the past seven years, I’ve had the tremendous opportunity…

finca impact finance podcast
How FINCA Impact Finance Empowers Individuals in the Developing World to Take Control of Their Financial Future

In episode 31 of the Investing in Impact podcast, I speak with Andrée Simon, President and…

Open Road Alliance Podcast
How Open Road Alliance is Using a Hybrid Philanthropic Model to Invest in Social Entrepreneurs

In episode 30 of the Investing in Impact podcast, we speak with Maya Winkelstein, CEO of Open…

impact investing newsletter about retirement planning 7.21
Retirement Planning, ESG Investing, & Mental Health Awareness

This week, we had a chance to chat with investing experts about ethical retirement planning and the options employers and employees have to pursue ethical options.

Meet Steward, the Innovative Online Lending Platform Helping Fund the Growth of Regenerative Agriculture
Meet Steward, the Innovative Online Lending Platform Helping Fund the Growth of Regenerative Agriculture

In episode 29 of the Investing in Impact podcast, we speak with Dan Miller, Founder and…

ESG & the Transformation of Business Education in the Fashion Industry

We talk to Fordham University’s Responsible Business Coalition’s Executive Director Frank Zambrelli about the transformation of business education to cater to the growing focus on ESG investing – particularly in the fashion industry.

Is Your Retirement Plan Invested According to Your Values? A Look at ESG Investing and Better Retirement Plan Options

An ESG investing framework offers financial managers valuable data about how companies perform and behave, beyond their financials. Better information about companies’ environmental, social, and governance efforts gives everyone planning for retirement a chance to better align their retirement plan investments with their values.

Carbon Equity Podcast Episode
Meet Carbon Equity, the Innovative Fintech Startup Creating Access to Climate Investments

In episode 28 of the Investing in Impact podcast, we speak with Jacqueline van den Ende,…

10 Simple Tools Entrepreneurs Can Use to Boost Corporate Social Responsibility

The sector of corporate social responsibility continues to grow, and organizations are creating innovative tools that enable you to advance positive change with relative ease.

TechLeap is Connecting Startups
TechLeap is Connecting Startups, Investors, and Community Builders to Create a Thriving Dutch Startup Ecosystem

In episode 107 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, we speak with Prince Constantijn Van Oranje,…

University Impact Uses Donor Advised Funds
How University Impact Uses Donor Advised Funds to Innovate and Scale Impact Investing

In episode 27 of the Investing in Impact podcast, we speak with Daniel Blake and Joellen Nicholson, Managing…

Responsibly Ventures interview
Responsibly Ventures is Backing Remarkable Teams to Scale Positive Impact Startups

In episode 26 of the Investing in Impact podcast, we speak with Zécca J. Lehn, General…

Impactablex
How ImpactableX uses Data to Power Meaningful Impact at Scale

In episode 25 of the Investing in Impact podcast, we speak with Catherine Griffin, founder of ImpactableX,…

How the Media Development Investment Fund Empowers Global Independent Media Companies
How the Media Development Investment Fund Empowers Global Independent Media Companies

In episode 24 of the Investing in Impact podcast, we speak with Harlan Mandel, CEO of Media…

Trinity Centres Foundation podcast
This Organization is Transforming Church Properties into Modern and Inclusive Community Hubs

In episode 23 of the Investing in Impact podcast, we speak with Graham Singh, CEO of Trinity…

blockchain on blue sky
Meet MOSS, the Carbon Credit Marketplace and the World’s First Green Digital Asset

In episode 22 of the Investing in Impact podcast, I speak with Luis Felipe Adaime, Founder…

Emotional Intelligence Venture
The Journey to Create a New Standard of Mental Wellness Through Unique Psychedelic Therapeutics and Treatment

In episode 21 of the Investing in Impact podcast, I speak with David Nikzad, founder of Emotional…

Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and the Future of Farming

In episode 20 of the Investing in Impact podcast, I speak with Koen van Seijen, Senior…

Bobby Turner is Building One of the Nation’s Largest and Fastest Growing Social Impact Investment Firms

In episode 19 of the Investing in Impact podcast, I speak with Bobby Turner, CEO of Turner…

Pratibha Vuppuluri Head of Investments at Unreasonable Group
A Conversation with Pratibha Vuppuluri on Diversity in Venture Capital and Social Impact Unicorns

In episode 18 of the Investing in Impact podcast, I speak with Pratibha Vuppuluri, Head…

Kyle Lukianuk Good Returns
How Philanthropic Capital, CDFIs, and Innovative Public and Private Partnerships can be a Powerful Force in the Future of Impact Investing

In episode 17 of the Investing in Impact podcast, I speak with Kyle Lukianuk, President of Good…

Lecrae Causeartist
A Conversation with Lecrae on Using Music, Writing, Activism, and Venture Capital to Inspire Local Communities

In episode 94 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Lecrae, the multiple Grammy…

The Resolution Project
How The Resolution Project Invests in Young Leaders to Create Positive Ventures

In episode 16 of the Investing in Impact podcast, I speak with George Tsiatis, co-founder of The…

How to use the Power of Divesting and Investing to Create a Portfolio to Fit Your Values
Discover the Power of Divesting and Investing to Create a Portfolio to Fit Your Values

In episode 15 of the Investing in Impact podcast, I speak with Gideon Cohn and Monica Meng, Co-founders…

Liesel Pritzker & Ian Simmons // Founders of Blue Haven Initiative
Liesel Pritzker Simmons and Ian Simmons Discuss Impact Investing, Competitive Returns, and Environmental Change

In episode 14 of the Investing in Impact podcast, I speak with Liesel Pritzker Simmons &…

This Inspiring Fintech Startup Enables Affordable Financing Solutions for African Students in Global Universities
This Inspiring Fintech Startup Enables Affordable Financing Solutions for African Students in Global Universities

In episode 80 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Dr. Lydiah Kemunto Bosire,…

Unreasonable Fund
Shankari Mylvaganam, Director of Strategy at Unreasonable Talks Global Movements to Ensure Future Generations Thrive in the New Economy

In episode 13 of the Investing in Impact podcast, I speak with Shankari Mylvaganam, the Director…

SOCAP Kate
SOCAP Global is Building a New Platform Dedicated to the Future of Impact Investing

In episode 77 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Kate Byrne, President of SOCAP…

YPO Event
YPO and ITU (UN Agency) to Co-Host European Impact Summit

Geneva, Switzerland, October 2020 – YPO, the global leadership community of more than 29,000 chief…

The Hustle Fund is Changing Venture Capital and Creating Greater Access to Aspiring Founders

In episode 12 of the Investing in Impact podcast, I speak with Elizabeth Yin, Co-founder of The…