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Wharton Social Impact Initiative talks with leading industry experts who are changing the world through social enterprises, impact investing, corporate social responsibility programs, social impact research, and more. Subscribe to the Dollars and Change Podcast today wherever you get your podcasts!
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Dollars and Change Podcast Wharton Social Impact Initiative

    • Economía y empresa

Wharton Social Impact Initiative talks with leading industry experts who are changing the world through social enterprises, impact investing, corporate social responsibility programs, social impact research, and more. Subscribe to the Dollars and Change Podcast today wherever you get your podcasts!
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    Gender Lens Investing Insights with Suzanne Biegel, Founder of Catalyst at Large

    Gender Lens Investing Insights with Suzanne Biegel, Founder of Catalyst at Large

    Suzanne Biegel, Founder of Catalyst at Large, joins host Sandi Hunt, Managing Director of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, to discuss their recently published co-authored report, Project Sage 3.0. This report presents a global scan of gender lens private equity, venture capital, and private debt funds, as well as key findings on the current state of the field. In this podcast, Biegel and Hunt reflect on what they hope readers of the report do with it, what these findings show, and why it matters. Access more insights as well as the full Project Sage 3.0 report here. 
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    • 20 min
    Capital Tools for Social Justice with Roy Swan, Director of Mission Investments at the Ford Foundation

    Capital Tools for Social Justice with Roy Swan, Director of Mission Investments at the Ford Foundation

    Roy Swan, Director of Mission Investments at the Ford Foundation, joins host and Vice Dean of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative Katherine Klein to discuss how the Foundation uses grant capital, mission-related investments, and program-related investments to advance social, economic, and racial justice. In addition to capital tools, Swan discusses the importance of “influence tools”: helping others understand the flaws in our system and charting a road map for change.
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    • 33 min
    Investing in Women of Color with Gayle Jennings O’Byrne and Pialy Aditya, General Partners of the WOCstar Fund

    Investing in Women of Color with Gayle Jennings O’Byrne and Pialy Aditya, General Partners of the WOCstar Fund

    Gayle Jennings O’Byrne and Pialy Aditya, General Partners of the WOCstar Fund, join host and Vice Dean of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative Katherine Klein to discuss investing in women of color. Their early stage venture fund invests in women of color and their diverse tech startups. Black women are the fastest growing group of start-up founders. Yet, biases in investing cause major disparities in the amount of venture capital dollars they receive. WOCstar Fund’s goal is to not only change the trajectory for the companies they invest in, but also help other investors find these innovative and successful businesses.
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    • 24 min
    Growing Purpose and Profit with Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at the London Business School

    Growing Purpose and Profit with Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at the London Business School

    Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at the London Business School and author of the new book Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit, joins host and Vice Dean of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative Katherine Klein to discuss emerging research on responsible business. Edmans offers a perspective on employee satisfaction and CEO pay research to explain how both shareholders and stakeholders can receive long-term value with a “grow the pie” mindset instead of a “split the pie” mindset.
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    • 28 min
    Economic Relief and Meals to Frontline Workers during COVID-19 with Wharton MBA Students Ellen Halle and Susanna Hamilton

    Economic Relief and Meals to Frontline Workers during COVID-19 with Wharton MBA Students Ellen Halle and Susanna Hamilton

    Second-year Wharton MBA students Ellen Halle and Susanna Hamilton join host Sandi Hunt to discuss how they helped launched the Philadelphia chapter of Off Their Plate. This grassroots movement helps provide meals to hospital teams while restoring jobs to restaurant workers who have lost work due to COVID-19.
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    • 22 min
    Fair Finance with Lisa Hall, Fellow-in-Residence at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University

    Fair Finance with Lisa Hall, Fellow-in-Residence at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University

    Lisa Hall, fair finance lead and fellow-in-residence at the Beeck Center, joins host Katherine Klein to discuss “fair finance,” a term coined at the Beeck Center “to really describe what it means to have shared prosperity using the tools of the financial market.” She also discusses the tools and strategies that could be employed to “increase the fairness of finance” and the lessons learned from other programs that have tried to address inequality.
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    • 21 min

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