Why Impact?

Why Impact?

Sir Ronald Cohen

Father of impact investing

The world has been moving in the direction of investment that achieves a positive impact. We're at the critical historic juncture where we all have to push together to achieve this impact transparency. Join Sir Ronald as he explains what Impact investment and ESG investment is and the key reasons why the world is moving in the direction of assessing impact. He further highlights the similarities between technology and impact and finishes by explaining the roles different parties play in bringing about positive impacts.

The world has been moving in the direction of investment that achieves a positive impact. We're at the critical historic juncture where we all have to push together to achieve this impact transparency. Join Sir Ronald as he explains what Impact investment and ESG investment is and the key reasons why the world is moving in the direction of assessing impact. He further highlights the similarities between technology and impact and finishes by explaining the roles different parties play in bringing about positive impacts.

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Why Impact?

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Overview

The world has been moving in the direction of investment that achieves a positive impact. We're at the critical historic juncture where we all have to push together to achieve this impact transparency. Governments must impose regulations mandating companies to provide information, consumers should switch their consumption away from companies doing harm, and investors have a voice too.

Key learning objectives:

  • Explain the roles different parties play in bringing about positive impacts

  • Identify key reasons why the world is moving in the direction of assessing impact

  • Understand the similarities between technology and impact

  • Define impact investment and ESG investment

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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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