What is Impact Investing?

Impact investing is changing the way investors value companies. It’s a new way to view financial markets, and it has huge potential to change the world for the better.

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Re-Capitalism

We’re at the vanguard of change, but capitalism isn’t going anywhere. This is the evolution of doing business. This is Re-capitalism.

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The Perils of Measurement

If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it, as they say. But now that quantifying everything has become the norm, we need to question the metrics we’re using. 

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SOCAP recap 2019
Fort Mason, San Francisco, 2019

SOCAP recap 2019

SOCAP stands for Social Capital Markets, as they say, it’s the intersection of money and meaning. So, on one level it’s an impact-investing conference, but it’s a lot more than that.

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Who cares about the SDGs?

Everybody cares about the SDGs, and there’s now a growing list of companies and governments who are declaring their sustainability credentials, and their social and environmental impacts, using the United Nations’ SDGs as a framework.

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The thing about Impact Investments

If you choose to buy free-range eggs over the cage option, you’re making an ethical choice about where your food comes from. Impact Investing - it's a blend of philanthropy, finance, sustainability and development aid—and it's growing.

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What went down @ Impact Investment Summit 2017

Frustrations at a failing economy permeated the summit, but so too did an air of optimism. There were entrepreneurs and business owners and money managers with their hands on some very powerful levers. All agitating to deploy capital to make social change, to further fuel a movement that’s creating its own economic models.

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Agreement in Bali Breathes New Life into WTO

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) was jolted back to life, and to relevancy, by achieving its first comprehensive agreement in December last year. The round managed to gain agreement from all member countries in attendance, it was a mammoth task, and while some have said the outcomes didn’t go far enough, it has made strong headway in re-booting the WTO’s stalled negotiations that have seen preferential trade deals flourish.

“For the first time in our history, the WTO has truly delivered,” said WTO chief Roberto Azevedo.

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Letting the good times roll, with Aussie growth

Economics of Contentment Part 01 – First published on the Sydney Opera House Ideas website.

We’re continually told that we’re the “lucky country,” and yet public sentiment resembles a nation gripped by depression. Is it that our economy isn’t strong, that it is and we just don’t realise, or is it that we want something more? In his weekly, John Treadgold will be looking at the sources of the discontentment that seem to dominate political debate. In his first installment, John paints a glittering economic backdrop against which our dramedy of contentment plays out.

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