Impact through corporations

Impact through corporations

Sir Ronald Cohen

Father of impact investing

We have the right to know what good and what harm companies are creating on people and the environment in their search for profit. In this video Sir Ronald discusses how we can bring this about effectively.

We have the right to know what good and what harm companies are creating on people and the environment in their search for profit. In this video Sir Ronald discusses how we can bring this about effectively.

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Impact through corporations

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Overview

We have the right to know what good and what harm companies are creating on people and the environment in their search for profit. In this video Sir Ronald Cohen discusses how we can bring this about effectively.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand the workings behind the Impact weighted accounts initiative and discuss its importance

  • Provide some figures/data about positive and negative impacts companies create

  • Identify why transparency is necessary, and for which parties it may be beneficial

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Sir Ronald Cohen

Sir Ronald Cohen

Sir Ronald Cohen is the Chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, the Impact-Weighted Accounts Initiative at Harvard Business School and The Portland Trust. At the start of his career, he co-founded the private equity firm Apax Partners. In 2020, he wrote the bestselling book “Impact: Reshaping capitalism to drive real change”. Considered the Father of Social Investment, in 2012 he received the Rockefeller Foundation’s Innovation Award for innovation in social finance.

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