Conventional wisdom says you can’t get financial and social returns from the same investment. It’s wrong. Join host Bethany McLean and the rest of the team as they travel the country debunking the tension between returns and impact. By identifying hidden investment opportunities that do well on a risk-adjusted basis – and also do good in the community – they reveal how impact investing delivers the double bottom line that today’s savviest investors are looking for.
Mile High Opportunity
Untold Returns: Adventures in Impact Investing episode 3 travels to Northglenn, CO, once named, “the most perfectly planned community in North America,” by Life Magazine. A close suburb of Denver, Northglenn is feeling the impact of the region’s booming economy. As businesses and young professionals flock to the area, housing prices have gone up, pushing rentals out of the reach of families and forcing them to uproot in search of homes they can afford. But all is not lost. Impact investing strategies, including equity investments to preserve affordable housing, are making a difference.
Holding onto Boomtown
Untold Returns: Adventures in Impact Investing episode 2 takes host Bethany McLean to San Francisco’s Mission District. She explores how impact investing is helping this booming real estate market keep middle-income families in their homes, so the bustling neighborhoods don’t lose the connection to the people and traditions that made them so desirable in the first place. Bethany learns how the city of San Francisco, community leaders and tech companies are coming together with impact investors to create ways for apartment buildings that are in danger of being taken upmarket to remain affordable.
Untold Returns: Adventures in Impact Investing episode 1 kicks off the podcast with host Bethany McLean talking to impact investment gurus Amit Bouri, CEO of The GIIN, and Kim Violich, Managing Partner at Tideline to lay the foundation for understanding what wealth advisors and community foundation investors should look for in impact investments. It’s a good start to separating hype from reality in this booming sector with $228 billion under management.
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Great impact investing insights
Asks the right questions to get at insights investing professionals need in order to find the right impact investing opportunities for their clients. Looking forward to more episodes.
I love the message of the "double bottom line"; invest in helping a comunity, and get a financial return on that investment.
Love the direction this is taking and looking forward to exploring more episodes.