1 hr 2 min

#16 - Conscious Investing, with Dr. Christin ter Braak-Forstinger (Full Episode‪)‬ Catalyzing Radical Systemic Change

    • Entrepreneurship

Dr. Christin ter Braak-Forstinger, LL.M. is the co-founder and CEO of Chi Impact Capital. Christin is passionate about proactively making the shift towards a regenerative and deep-impact economy a reality. Christin has a long-standing experience and tracks record in impact investing; She completed her Doctoral Thesis at Harvard Law School (summa cum laude), her Master's Studies at Duke Law School, and studied Law and Business Administration before in Austria; Christin is a regular author, key-note speaker, juror and long-time university lecturer in impact investing. Privately, Christin is the co-founder of award-winning NGO Braveaurora, active in North Ghana since 2009. Christin loves to spend her spare time with her family in nature; meditation forms an integral part of her life.

Interested in: Conscious Investing and Impact Investing


Let’s dive into your biography and how it links to conscious investing. What were defining turning points linking to the topic?
Why the term conscious investing, discerning it from impact investing?
I’m curious to listen to your processes of finding, vetting, due diligence, investing into, and accompanying those endeavors you think are meaningful - all whilst looking through your lens of conscious investing.
Let’s take a broader look into the landscape of impact investing:

What’s your perspective on the state of affairs in general, as the market is adopting more ESG criteria within mainstream financial products?
Where do you personally draw a  line between less bad, low-hanging fruits, the market moving in general, and things simply greenwashing?
Ideally, you bind your carry to the impact of the investments you make!


Money makes the world go round. Why do you think that for the great transition towards a planetary civilization ahead, conscious investing is such a crucial ingredient?
Finally, when you dare to take a daringly positive outlook beyond the collective multi-crises we are currently facing, what would the leverage be that made us create a future in peace, ecological health, and abundance with all sentient beings on this beautiful planet?

Raising your own consciousness on a personal but also on an investment level.
That we take care of biodiversity issues in our investment decisions.

Dr. Christin ter Braak-Forstinger, LL.M. is the co-founder and CEO of Chi Impact Capital. Christin is passionate about proactively making the shift towards a regenerative and deep-impact economy a reality. Christin has a long-standing experience and tracks record in impact investing; She completed her Doctoral Thesis at Harvard Law School (summa cum laude), her Master's Studies at Duke Law School, and studied Law and Business Administration before in Austria; Christin is a regular author, key-note speaker, juror and long-time university lecturer in impact investing. Privately, Christin is the co-founder of award-winning NGO Braveaurora, active in North Ghana since 2009. Christin loves to spend her spare time with her family in nature; meditation forms an integral part of her life.

Interested in: Conscious Investing and Impact Investing


Let’s dive into your biography and how it links to conscious investing. What were defining turning points linking to the topic?
Why the term conscious investing, discerning it from impact investing?
I’m curious to listen to your processes of finding, vetting, due diligence, investing into, and accompanying those endeavors you think are meaningful - all whilst looking through your lens of conscious investing.
Let’s take a broader look into the landscape of impact investing:

What’s your perspective on the state of affairs in general, as the market is adopting more ESG criteria within mainstream financial products?
Where do you personally draw a  line between less bad, low-hanging fruits, the market moving in general, and things simply greenwashing?
Ideally, you bind your carry to the impact of the investments you make!


Money makes the world go round. Why do you think that for the great transition towards a planetary civilization ahead, conscious investing is such a crucial ingredient?
Finally, when you dare to take a daringly positive outlook beyond the collective multi-crises we are currently facing, what would the leverage be that made us create a future in peace, ecological health, and abundance with all sentient beings on this beautiful planet?

Raising your own consciousness on a personal but also on an investment level.
That we take care of biodiversity issues in our investment decisions.

1 hr 2 min