In episode 15 of the Investing in Impact podcast, I speak with Gideon Cohn and Monica Meng, Co-founders of Good Capital Investment Group, on using the power of divesting and investing to create a portfolio to fit your values.
Gideon Cohn co-founded Good Capital Investment Group with the idea that clear, conscious investing can be profitable and accessible. While working as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ at Highbridge Financial Group in New York, Gideon saw firsthand how invested money could match client values and social progress. Clients took pride in doing good with their hard earned money.
After graduating cum laude from the University of New Hampshire and Boston University’s Certificate of Financial Planning program, Gideon obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities registrations as an Investment Advisor Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®.
Gideon continuously strives to improve our world. He has led humanitarian trips in developing countries, volunteered as a mentor and participated on several committees of a local union. In his spare time, Gideon is a commercially rated pilot and in a previous life, flew cargo planes in Alaska.
Monica Meng genuinely believes in doing well, by doing good. She began her career in finance in an analyst program at Citigroup. She worked in product management, sales, and operations on various teams including private equity services, fund services, and supplier finance.
After leaving finance to pursue her passion in education, Monica became a preschool teacher in Manhattan before transitioning into education technology. She worked at various ed tech startups (Nomster Chef, ChitChat VR, Knovva Academy) in business development, marketing, and instructional design and as a UX researcher at Google. These experiences have led Monica to co-founding Good Capital where she works to promote socially responsible investing and financial empowerment for women.
Monica has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has been featured on the Type A Podcast, How to save the world podcast, and as a workshop leader with Outwild.
Good Capital Investment Group is a financial planning and sustainable investing firm striving to be the change we want to see in the world.
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