24 episodes

Financing Social Entrepreneurs is a weekly podcast interviewing people who fund and support social innovation in different ways, grant providers, impact investors of various kinds, angel investors, foundations, family offices and more. They talk frankly about how they work, how they make investment, grant and funding decisions, what they will invest in, or support, and what they cannot— they talk about the pros and cons of different sources of funding, share lessons and insights, and provide invaluable advice for any social entrepreneur or innovator looking to finance a sustainable social business.

Financing Social Entrepreneurs Fergal Byrne

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Financing Social Entrepreneurs is a weekly podcast interviewing people who fund and support social innovation in different ways, grant providers, impact investors of various kinds, angel investors, foundations, family offices and more. They talk frankly about how they work, how they make investment, grant and funding decisions, what they will invest in, or support, and what they cannot— they talk about the pros and cons of different sources of funding, share lessons and insights, and provide invaluable advice for any social entrepreneur or innovator looking to finance a sustainable social business.

    Episode 24 Interview with Jed Emerson

    Episode 24 Interview with Jed Emerson

    Jed Emerson has been an influential leader in changing the way capital is invested in order to drive social change, and coined the terms Blended Value and Total Portfolio Management.  He has been awarded a Life Time appointment to North America’s Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior, and selected twice as one of...

    • 39 min
    Episode 23: Interview with Dr. Charly Kleissner, co-founder KL Felicitas Foundation

    Episode 23: Interview with Dr. Charly Kleissner, co-founder KL Felicitas Foundation

    Dr. Charly Kleissner is a pioneer in the field of impact investment. He believes that the deeper meaning of wealth is to make a positive contribution to humanity and the planet. Dr. Kleissner co-founded KL Felicitas Foundation (www.klfelicitasfoundation.org), and Social-Impact International (www.social-impact.org), which help social entrepreneurs worldwide to accelerate and increase their impact.  Dr. Kleissner...

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 22: Interview with Garvin Jabusch, Chief Investment Officer of Green Alpha Advisors

    Episode 22: Interview with Garvin Jabusch, Chief Investment Officer of Green Alpha Advisors

    Garvin is the Chief Investment Officer of Green Alpha Advisors, an asset management firm that aims to use science-driven, fundamentals-based research to invest in companies whose innovative products and services will enable the transition toward a sustainable economy (the Next Economy). Prior to co-founding Green Alpha Advisors in 2007, Garvin worked at Forward Management, LLC...

    • 48 min
    Episode 21: Interview with Tim Freundlich, President of ImpactAssets

    Episode 21: Interview with Tim Freundlich, President of ImpactAssets

    Tim Freundlich is President of ImpactAssets, a boutique donor advised fund that specialises in socially responsible and impact investment options to mobilise human and financial capital towards a sustainable world. Tim is a long-term innovator in new financial instruments in the social enterprise sectors and was instrumental in establishing the precursor to ImpactAssets, the Calvert...

    • 58 min
    Episode 20: Interview with Jason Scott, Encourage Capital

    Episode 20: Interview with Jason Scott, Encourage Capital

    Jason Scott is a Co-Managing Partner and on the Board of Directors of Encourage Capital, an investment firm that seeks to change the way investment capital is used to solve critical environmental and social problems. The firm was formed through the combination of Wolfensohn Fund Management, LP and EKO Asset Management Partners, LLC. Prior to...

    • 38 min
    Episode 19 Interview with Rodney Schwartz, Founder of ClearlySo

    Episode 19 Interview with Rodney Schwartz, Founder of ClearlySo

    Rodney is Founder of ClearlySo which works with high-impact businesses, charities and funds in the UK to raise capital, and introduces them to institutional and individual investors. ClearlySo is Europe’s leading impact investment bank, and has helped some 100 clients raise more than £108 million in investment capital by leveraging its extensive network of high-net-worth...

    • 4 min

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