IIP 008 – Bessi Graham: The Impact of Business Models and Creating Investable Social Enterprises

This episode is with Bessi Graham, CEO and Co-founder of The Difference Incubator (TDi) out of Melbourne, Australia. TDi is developing investment-ready enterprises that create positive social impact and are financially sustainable. This initiative will alter the social economy of Australia and open a new market for impact investors. By focusing on coaching, clinics, consultation […]

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IIP 007 – Jesse Richardson: The Impact of Social Enterprise in Guatemala

Jesse Richardson is a social entrepreneur and the president and co-founder of MPACT Project – a startup focused on providing items essential to life to individuals and communities in Guatemala. By developing and building an online marketplace where people can put their money to work not once, but two and three times to improve the […]

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IIP 006 – Tom Dawkins: The Impact of Crowdfunding and Taking the First Step in the Direction You Want to Go

In this episode I talk with Tom Dawkins, who is a serial social entrepreneur and the Australian co-founder of StartSomeGood. He previously founded award-winning Australia non-profit Vibewire and was the first Social Media Director at Ashoka. He has worked with numerous non-profits, associations and government entities to help them tell their stories and build community. He’s […]

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IIP 005 – Nancy Pfund: The Impact of Venture Capital and Renewable Energy

Nancy Pfund is a legend and expert in Venture Capital, Renewable Energies and Impact Investing. She has been in the field for over 20 years and is widely cited in her writing and speaking about the importance in renewable energy.  Her fund, DBL Investors just finished closing a new $400 million fund – which is […]

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IIP 004 – Mark Tercek: Conserving Nature’s Fortune with Impact Investing

Mark Tercek is the President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the author of the book Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature. In our conversation we talk about the different ways TNC is investing in nature, it’s latest programs and strategies to preserve precious land and marine resources, as well […]

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IIP 003 – Janie Barrera: The Impact of Microfinance in the United States

This episode is with LiftFund founding President and current CEO Janie Barrera.  She is a leader and true changemaker in the field of microfinance in the USA, and has built a career on helping entrepreneurs and small business owners from low income and underserved areas achieve success. LiftFund has made over 15,000 loans totaling over […]

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IIP 002 – Lawson Knight: Impact Investing in Rural Communities

Lawson Knight is the Managing Principle of Intermountain Impact Investments (I3). In this episode, I talk with, Lawson Knight – who is the Managing Principle of Intermountain Impact Investments (I3).  Lawson and his business partner are in the process of launching a new impact focused financial service provider, focused on rural communities in the Pacific […]

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IIP 001 – Jed Emerson: Blended Value in Impact Investing and Life

The first real episode of The Impact Investing Podcast is out! Jed Emerson is one of the biggest names in impact investing.  Maybe most well known for coining the term “Blended Value”, he is a pioneering thought leader in impact investing and social entrepreneurship. He is continually asking and thinking about issues focused on the […]

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5 of My Favorite Podcast Episodes For Social Entrepreneur Insipiration

Even though The Impact Investing Podcast is getting started, that doesn’t mean I don’t want people listening to other awesome podcasts!  I’m a huge podcast fan (you dont say!?), and want to share five of my favorite episodes I have listened to in the past year. These episodes are all from the same Podcast show – […]

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Impact Investing and Socially Responsible Investing: Two Sides of The Same Coin

I think there is too much confusion caused by trying to strictly define and separate Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and Impact Investing (Impinv). Most arguments aim to define each definition separately based on what they are not, rather than discussing the ways the two overlap and connect. What really are the differences between the two?  […]

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