“We are making the case for long-term greed.” says Al Gore of Generation Investment Management.
"It is critical in the private equity space that committed capital for impact does not overly exceed the demand in the market," says Bob Webster at SEAF. "Particularly in public securities, investors should be wary of offerings that are marketed as impact but in essence are not."
"I feel like I've come home," says CEO Piazza of her new role and scope of responsibilities at Citi Fintech. "I love making other people successful, I love getting into the weeds and love having the ability to execute. Fintech is a great place to do that."
"I think impact investing presents a new tool in the toolkit for solutions that can scale," says AgTech and food system venture capitalist Jason Ingle of Closed Loop Capital and Greener Partners, a non-profit.
In a first by a sitting pontificate, Pope Francis delivered a talk over TED on Tuesday. His key messages - humans should be served by our technology and politics, not the other way around, and humans should not be relegated to a "culture of waste."
Annie Chen, considered a pioneer of impact investing in Asia, and born and raised in Hongkong, describes her early challenges, her job and her inspirations. Her advice - be honest with yourself, cultivate your networks and develop a sense of urgency.
“No, I haven’t followed a linear path at all,” says Jennifer Pryce, CEO of Calvert Foundation, who helped conceive the community investment note where investors can pitch in for as little as $20. “I was really trying to understand where the intersection of finance and people can exist, and how to create value in that place so you can attract more capital and create change.”
Policymakers can be relationship-builders between people who are passionate about ideas and places where those ideas are needed, says Ticora Jones, Division Chief, Higher Education Solutions Network, USAID Global Development Lab. An excerpt from her interview via audio speaking at the UN's Commission on...