Sep 30, 2014 • 24M

#117: Impact Investing Is Kind Of A Big Deal

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Some of the world's great changemakers join host Devin Thorpe to share leadership lessons you can use to increase your impact.
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September 18, 2014 - Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: or on Stitcher by clicking here: The world is awaking to impact investing. Finally. More and more we are seeing institutional investors allocating substantial sums to impact. Audrey Choi, CEO of Morgan Stanley’s Institute for Sustainable Investing explains the underlying drivers as a confluence of circumstances, “While the concept of adapting one’s investment philosophy to align with institutional or individual values has been around for centuries, today, a number of powerful political, economic and societal mega-trends are combining to produce a global investment landscape that increasingly demands more transparency, more accountability and more integration of beliefs and values into all spheres of activity. Taken together, these factors help accelerate the development of sustainable investing.” Maya Chorengel, a co-founder of Elevar Equity, an impact investment fund that finances social ventures, notes, “Impact investing should be central in discussions about the future of capitalism. Wealth inequality is prominently featured in these discussions today; wouldn’t we rather turn attention to the democratization of capital, which is one important category of impact investing?”