Electrifying Sub Saharan Africa with Sustainable Energy

In this episode Jeff Schnurr talks to us about Jaza Energy’s mission to deliver sustainable energy and their plan to electrify 600 million people living without electricity in sub Saharan Africa. All while prioritizing female employment, having employed over 150 women to date. We’ve displaced around 450 tons of CO2 emissions just because people are

Sarona Asset Management on Global Investing and Scaled Impact

In this episode Serge LeVert-Chiasson of Sarona Asset Management shares with us the origin of Sarona, their theory of change and the measurements they use. We dive into why Sarona is seeing broad improvement in the impact of the companies they invest in globally from Vietnam to Sierra Leone. Through our 22 IRIS compliant metrics,

Saint John Learning Exchange on Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

In this episode Christina Fowler, Executive Director, talks about the impact of the Saint John Learning Exchange at a systems and individual  level. Christina shares with us how learning, knowledge and the accreditation that comes with that the Saint John Learning Exchange is able to lift people out of poverty.  We’ve been able to proudly

The Social Entrepreneurs’ Fund on The Value of Small Data in Fund Evaluation

The Social Entrepreneurs’ Fund invests in software and services designed to help low income communities and organizations that serve them. In this episode Liz Luckett, Managing Partner, expands on the way we can use small data to evaluate investment opportunities, the risks of algorithms in large data and how organizations within the fund are already

VanCity Community Investment Bank on Understanding Community-First Financing Models

Vancity Community Investment Bank (VCIB), born from Vancity’s community-first finance model, is a values-driven bank on a mission to finance a sustainable tomorrow. In this episode we learn more about how VCIB is creating lasting change in communities though financing for social purpose real estate, their acquisition of CoPower and simplifying investing for the future. Last year in

Marigold Capital on Gender Lens Investing and Driving Collective Impact

Marigold Capital is an Impact Investment Strategy & Execution Firm based in Toronto, with a focus on gender, diversity and inclusion investments. In this episode Jonathan Hera, Managing Partner, highlights gender lens investing, using a unique approach of investing in a cluster of companies to drive collective impact. Investing in solving for underlying problems, market

Six Bridges Capital on Alternative Financing in Impact Investing

We talk with Michael Nobes, Founder of Six Bridges Capital, in New York. Six Bridges is an industry agnostic investment firm. From medtech in Africa to diversion of waste to landfills in the US.They work with various types of investments at various stages. In this episode we learn about alternative financing, advice he would give

Rally Asset Management on Doubling Down on Impact Investments to Drive Change

“We have investors relationships that we have completed and executed on the initial commitment, and all of those investors are moving forward to double down with more capital, they are all supremely engaged in the impact work that we are doing together and what they are trying to achieve from an impact perspective. Which is

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