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The Journey to Impact
13 minutes | May 17, 2021
Tim Ring on Med-Tech Access
IN THIS EPISODE, TIM TALKS ABOUT: His motives for being in the healthcare industry [2:22] Internal dissonance of what feels right as a human being versus what’s expected as a company CEO [5:15] Taking a listening tour with his wife to find the gaps of healthcare access in low-resource communities [7:19] How TeamFund works as a for-profit organization that invests in commercialized med-tech [12:14] The need for med-tech in developing communities where doctors and nurses are not plentiful [15:10] Opening the aperture to see existing gaps in access [23:25] TeamFund’s mentorship program to match experts with companies facing strategic challenges [30:29] Disarming cultural resistance though training [33:10] How he is finding fulfillment in his role at TeamFund without profiting financially [38:49] RESOURCE LINKS TeamFund expanding access to affordable, appropriate and sustainable medical technologies that address unmet health needs in the world’s most resource constrained populations
11 minutes | May 15, 2021
Nicole Systrom on Climate Impact
IN THIS EPISODE, NICOLE TALKS ABOUT Identifying philanthropy’s role in environmental conservation [2:40] Founding Sutro Energy Group to advocate for climate solutions [5:30] Finding motivation in climate change’s threat to humans [8:31] Optimism that coordinated climate efforts can yield solutions [14:24] Strategies to funnel capital toward climate goals most effectively [23:07] Remaining motivated while working to combat pervasive climate issues [33:06] RESOURCE LINKS Sutro Energy Group consults with climate innovators and philanthropists to articulate and meet their environmental impact goals Energy Action Fund advocates for climate-forward policy and clean energy solutions
6 minutes | May 12, 2021
Amy Novogratz on Aquaculture
In this episode, Amy talks about: Why the ocean & the urgency [2:40] Digging deeper into aquaculture to find an industry in need of transformation at all levels [7:00] What investing in aquaculture looks like from disease management to feed to technology [9:23] Utilizing data to transform the industry where little to no data existed before [12:25] The food chain: what are you eating when you eat farmed fish [17:02] Limited benchmarks in understanding the relationship between climate change and aquaculture [22:50] Bridging the gap of “disconnect” with the ocean [29:21] Resource Links AquaSpark developing an optimal aquaculture food system by investing in companies all along the aquaculture value chain working to solve industry challenges eFishery an aquaculture intelligence company
11 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
Natasha & Alex Lamb on Sustainable Finance
Natasha & Alex Lamb eloquently dance back and forth about their beginnings as a couple together focused on sustainability. They each share stories of their youth that inevitably established the roots of impact and how their present partnership, personally and professionally, fuels their ability to fearlessly confront power for positive change. Natasha & Alex ultimately see sustainable investing as an opportunity to express their voices and share their hearts
7 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
Scott Saslow on Convening Impact
Scott Saslow, Founder & CEO of OneWorld TI, shares his vision for widening the impact ecosystem by weaving social impact education and development throughout organizations, small and large. He confirms that impact investing is not black and white, but rather shades of grey that is fueled by the synergy of both financial gains and impact outcomes. Scott believes education, training, and strong relationships will be what tips the scale for a growing impact community.
8 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
Bruce Campbell on Impact Law
Bruce Campbell, Founder and “Chief Happiness Officer” of Blue Dot Law, explores the resistance to love within the business world and shares how he seeks to integrate love and happiness into a field where emotion is often neglected. He discusses the cooperative, consensus-based model that makes his impact law firm unique and touches on his inner dialogue between power and humility
9 minutes | Nov 27, 2020
Paolo Fresia on 100% Impact
Paolo Fresia, Founder of 100% Sustainability, recounts the story of his inheritance and how his relationship with loss has led to an expansion of his impact imagination. He takes us through the somatic experiences that have illuminated his path in impact, from a panic attack during the financial crisis to the center of a cholera outbreak in Haiti to an eye-opening visit of a poultry processing factory in China. Paolo’s encounters around the globe have taught him to prioritize the areas that are most neglected when it comes to his investments and philanthropic endeavors.
15 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
Geeta Aiyer on Social Justice & Gender Equality
Geeta Aiyer fluidly migrates between the grammar and poetry of impact as she lends us a depth of knowledge around finance while sharing stories of past and present that continue to motivate her work in impact. She emphasizes shareholder engagement in order to change the foundations of corporations and the urgency behind transitioning to responsible investing practices. Geeta acknowledges many eternal topics, most notably power, affirming that our current economic system is only operating at a fraction of its capacity to regenerate individuals, the environment, and society at large.
9 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Jesse Fink on Integrated Climate Solutions
Jesse Fink is a venture philanthropist who has dedicated the past two decades to working on solutions to climate change and other environmental issues. Jesse shares his approach to catalyzing impact through the fusion of multiple forms of capital and through systems-wide analysis. He takes us on a ride through his endeavors with his wife, Betsy, from local, family farming to mapping food waste, on a quest to find global solutions to climate change. Jesse reveals the natural progression of his impact journey as a result of nurturing human capital. Jesse and his family continue to work from the ground up, supporting, mentoring, and learning from entrepreneurs, artists, farmers, researchers, and many others living intentional lives.
9 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Tripp Baird on Impact PE & Right Livelihood
Tripp Baird, the co-founder and managing partner of The Builders Fund, eloquently shares how his occupation in business is deeply intertwined with his journey through Right Livelihood. He recognized early on that he couldn’t build a career around something he wasn’t passionate about, pivoting away from big bureaucracy towards purpose-driven business. Tripp details the competitive advantages of a purpose-driven business model that holds transparency, respect, and open communication at its core while creating value for all stakeholders.
8 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Linda Solomon Wood on Impact Media
Linda Solomon Wood, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Canada's National Observer, talks candidly about why investigative and in-depth journalism matters more today than ever amidst a lot of storytelling narratives that have no relationship to facts. Linda knows that millions and millions of people are eager for the truth. She emphasizes that it should be the media's job to present facts untainted by personal will or ego and that good reporting is incredibly valuable to society to expose corruption and to serve justice. And... good reporting starts with deep listening...
12 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
Denise Hearn on The Myth of Capitalism
Denise Hearn, co-author of The Myth of Capitalism, takes us into the world of liminality straddling the worlds of grammar and poetry. She talks about transcending paradigms, taking comfort in the paradoxical nature of life, and tapping into life force energy to find fulfillment in our daily work.
10 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
Luni Libes on Funding Impact Start-Ups
With over 25 years experience in the start-up world, Luni Libes shares his passion for funding impact ventures. Emphasizing experience over intuition, Luni's success hinges on the patterns he's observed over the last 30 years and his ability to filter out start-ups that are likely to fail by pinpointing the holes in a given business model.
11 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Ariel Nessel & Birju Pandya on the Integration of Multiple Forms of Capital
Ariel Nessel & Birju Pandya are the hearts and minds behind Mobius, a capital allocation office using an integrated capital approach to develop multiple forms of wealth focused on redeveloping habitable spaces, abating suffering, and inclining well-being. In this episode, Ariel & Birju emphasize the integration of multiple forms of capital while inviting others to the benefits of living generously through opportunities to grow in compassion and wisdom.
9 minutes | Sep 20, 2020
Damon Gameau, Director & Producer of 2040 Documentary
Damon Gameau shares his journey through vulnerability, arriving at his most recent production, 2040, a documentary exploring new solutions to climate change. Damon explains his approach to storytelling as a means of connecting through authenticity and empathy in order to mobilize new approaches to long-existing challenges.
9 minutes | Sep 20, 2020
Matthew Moore on Art, Farming & Hospitality
Matthew Moore, Co-Founder of Greenbelt Hospitality, shares how his background in farming and art has provided the tools for navigating the COVID-19 crisis and entrepreneurship, itself. Matthew also details the process of a public-private partnership in efforts to democratize the farm-to-table movement.
11 minutes | Sep 20, 2020
Berry Liberman on The Role of Storytelling
Berry Liberman, Founder of Dumbo Feather & Co-Founder of Small Giants AU, illumines the realities of crises in Australia between the recent wildfires and the COVID pandemic. She shares a story of optimism and hope, springing from her dedication to love and service.
10 minutes | Sep 20, 2020
Ron Gonen on The Circular Economy
Ron Gonen, Co-founder & CEO of Closed Loop Partners, details the benefits of a circular economy. He explains the difficulties of facing the long-lived linear economic system and how we can approach these challenges through inquiry and confidence.
8 minutes | Sep 20, 2020
Morgan Simon on Social Justice
Morgan Simon, author of Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change, details how the COVID crisis reveals how our current broken economic system leads social injustice. Morgan continues to provide hope along with concrete strategies for combating social injustice as a financial activist.
10 minutes | Sep 20, 2020
Bettina von Hagen on Forest Management
How are the forests feeling amidst the Covid crisis? Bettina von Hagen of Ecotrust Forestry shares the deep value of investment in sustainable forestry along with her passions for biodiversity in the natural world that come from her rich childhood history.
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