Impact through investment management

Impact through investment management

The impact revolution was started by consumers and talent, primarily among young people. Investors noticed this, realized that it would affect the profitability of their portfolios, and began to shift their investments in the direction of companies that create less harm or have a positive impact. In this video, Sir Ronald provides examples of how revolutions in investing have changed the world, and further explores how certain types of investors can be brought into the impact investigation revolution.
Overview

The impact revolution was started by consumers and talent, primarily among young people. Investors noticed this, realized that it would affect the profitability of their portfolios, and began to shift their investment in the direction of companies that create less harm or create positive impact. Today it's investors who can help us to achieve our next important goal, which is impact transparency, through impact accounting.

Key learning objectives:

  • Give examples of how revolutions in investing have changed the world

  • Answer whether disruptive company models can create better returns

  • Explore how certain types of investors can be brought into the impact investigation revolution

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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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