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Host Daniel Pianko of Achieve Partners (www.achievepartners.com) talks with the top impact investors driving market-leading returns while bending the arc of human history toward sustainability and justice. A podcast project of Impact Capital Managers.

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Host Daniel Pianko of Achieve Partners (www.achievepartners.com) talks with the top impact investors driving market-leading returns while bending the arc of human history toward sustainability and justice. A podcast project of Impact Capital Managers.

    #47 | INNovateHers: Overcoming Adversity to Build Network of Female Entrepreneurship

    #47 | INNovateHers: Overcoming Adversity to Build Network of Female Entrepreneurship

    Less than 3% of venture capital funding goes to women founders.  Yet studies show that women
    founders drive two times as much revenue as male founders and have better IRRs. Bobbi Kurshan and Kathy Hurley wrote InnovateHERs to highlight female business leaders and discover how women can leverage their entrepreneurial mindset to advance their careers. The book features the stories 29 entrepreneurial women, including those that overcame immense adversity including abject poverty, to achieve successes.  Each story is more inspiring then the prior, but decades of research into Entrepreneurial Mindset Profiles provides a framework to view their successes. Kurshan describes how purpose driven female leaders tend to overcome the propensity of women to be risk adverse.  In effect, female entrepreneurs are more likely to find their calling from a passion borne of empathy. Bobbi Kurshan describes how women can build their network, discover their passion, to become INNovateHERs.

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    #46 | Apollo Global: Bringing Scale to Impact

    #46 | Apollo Global: Bringing Scale to Impact

    As there will never be enough philanthropy dollars to solve major problems and opportunities driven by global crises like climate change, Apollo Global Management is looking to invest in large, scaled companies where growing profits is directly tied to impact. Apollo named Lisa Hall Impact Chairperson in 2020. Hall has been a leader in impact investing since the 1990s when she joined Calvert Impact Capital. Since then, she has been at the forefront of impact trend setting from serving as CEO at Calvert to joining the Brenninkmeijer family in 2010 to begin the transition of their family office investing towards impact and sustainability.

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    #45 | Builders Fund: Purpose as a Competitive Advantage

    #45 | Builders Fund: Purpose as a Competitive Advantage

    Purpose is a competitive advantage for the Builders Fund, which leads growth equity and buyouts of lower middle market companies driven by impact. Builders has invested in companies like PosiGen Solar, bringing solar power to low income homeowners; Traditional Medicinals, the leading wellness tea brand in North America; and Mixt, a plant-based restaurant chain. Mike Dutton and Tripp Baird founded Builders to fill a gap for impact-focused capital for emerging growth stage companies, and to be a purpose-driven partner as these businesses scale their impact.

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    #44 | Wireframe Ventures: Backing Early-stage Founders Focused on the Health of People and the Planet

    #44 | Wireframe Ventures: Backing Early-stage Founders Focused on the Health of People and the Planet

    Wireframe Ventures backs early-stage founders focused on the health of people and the planet. Co-founders Harsh Patel and Paul Straub make initial investments of $500K to $2m at the seed or pre-seed stage, and then work closely with founders to turn their world changing ideas into scaled companies. For example, Wireframe led the seed round in Span.io, to reinvent the hundred year old electric panel, and has since raised over $120M to bring his vision from concept to commercial deployment, and frequently makes early investments in companies at the forefront of scientific innovation like Mammoth Biosciences, co-founded by Trevor Martin and Nobel Prize winner Professor Jennifer Doudna.

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    #43 | Lumos Capital: Technology Enabled Growth Companies in EdTech

    #43 | Lumos Capital: Technology Enabled Growth Companies in EdTech

    Lumos Capital Group invests $10-30M into growing companies defining the future of learning and work. Founded by Victor Hu and James Tieng, Lumos looks to partner deeply with companies that are growing impactful tech-enabled products and services in the global education sector. With the digital transformation of education, traditional products and distribution channels are being disrupted by a new category of customer-centric platforms and services, which in turn has created a new class of high growth education companies.

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    #42 | UBS: World’s Largest Truly Global Wealth Manager Goes Long Sustainability and Impact

    #42 | UBS: World’s Largest Truly Global Wealth Manager Goes Long Sustainability and Impact

    UBS, the world’s largest truly global wealth manager, has a long history in sustainability and is taking a lead in providing sustainable and impact investing advice and solutions to its clients. The firm has a view that wealth managers and advisors play a critical role in helping clients to deploy their philanthropic and investment capital for a better world. Andrew Lee, Managing Director and Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing for UBS Global Wealth Management, estimates that 1 in 4 family offices have impact investments as of 2022. Impact and sustainable investing has emerged as a driver of positive change and performance for high-net-worth families.

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