Fran Seegull, executive director of the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance, has long worked against what she terms the “phantom balance sheet,” which ignores economic, social and environmental value when seeking wealth accumulation at any cost. She speaks in this interview about mainstreaming an impact-investing model, including in pension funds, that
The future of business must embrace shared ownership and purpose. Marjorie Kelly explains how the election of President Trump is a sign of the end of an era and the beginning of a more equitable, democratic business model.
You don’t have to have tons of money to get involved with impact investing. The average individual can also take advantage of some entry platforms.
As co-founder and CEO of Flat World Partners, Anna-Marie Wascher combines the philanthropic spirit of nonprofits, the sustainable business development models of microfinance, and her experience working as an investment consultant to shift the world of investing to focus on meaningful and profitable impact.
A host of leadership-training organizations have cropped up to shape executives and entrepreneurs to run businesses with an emphasis on global benefits.
Etsy set a new standard for ethical business, but after it went public, the markets struggled to figure out what it was worth. And, after Laureate announced an IPO in February, the first public B Corp that is also a benefit corporation was officially up for trading. How will the
Lisa Hall, former president and CEO of Calvert, is now a Co-Managing Director of Impact Investing with Anthos Asset Management. At both firms, she has developed ways to invest in women, empower female investors, and move the conversation from charity to social investing.
CEO Mike Brady and Head of External Affairs Jonathan Halperin at Greyston Bakery wrote about social enterprise and open hiring at Greyston Bakery, and how they have dovetailed successful growth with more inclusive business practices. This modest bakery with a great, big, disruptive idea.
An inclusive economy is one that prioritizes workplace diversity, that demands equal pay for equal work and that benefits all. Leaders including Gerry Valentine and Tiffany Jana weigh in.