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Financing impact podcast

Podcast brought to you by SciFi

Financing Impact is a podcast about funding and scaling societal innovation. This podcast is brought to you by SciFi, the Societal Impact Financing Initiative at ESMT Berlin. SciFi is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, among others.

Episodes

  • #1 Dormant assets: Stephen Muers, CEO of Big Society Capital, and Antonis Schwarz, philanthropist & impact investor, discuss how dormant assets can be leveraged to finance impact. Read 3 key takeaways or listen to the full episode.

  • #2 Funding social businesses: Aunnie Patton Power, angel investor and author of Adventure Finance, and Julia Winkler, co-founder of Volunteer Vision, discuss innovative funding instruments for purpose-driven businesses and how funders and investors can align financing with their values. Read 3 key takeaways or listen to the full episode.

  • #3 Power dynamics in funding: Marta Zaccagnini, manager at Village Capital, and Ben Wrobel, author of Letting Go, discuss participatory approaches to funding decisions within the impact investing space and in philanthropy. Read 3 key takeaways or listen to the full episode.

  • #4 Systems thinking for climate finance: Kirsten Dunlop, CEO of Climate-KIC, and Dominic Hofstetter of the TransCap Initiative, discuss how to build strategic investment portfolios for a low-carbon, climate-resilient, just and innovative future. Read 3 key takeaways or listen to the full episode.

  • #5 Fostering social innovation: Gorgi Krevl, assistant professor at ESCP Paris, and Dominik Domnik from LMU’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, discuss why and how governments and investors should finance social innovation. Read 3 key takeaways or listen to the full episode.

  • #6 Deep impact investing: Charly Kleissner, Silicon Valley luminary, impact investor and founder of the Toniic network, shares his investment philosophy. Read 3 key takeaways or listen to full episode. 

  • #7 Impact investing in public markets: Krisztina Tora from GSG, the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, and Eric Rice, head of Active Equities Impact Investing at Blackrock, discuss what differentiates investing through the stock market from private equity. Read 3 key takeaways or listen to the full episode.

  • #8 Impact investing in EdTech: Marie-Christine Levet, founding partner at Educapital, and John Soleanicov, Co-Lead, Learning Schools at the Jacobs Foundation, discuss the complementary roles of philanthropy and impact investing in EdTech. Read 3 key takeaways or listen to full episode
  • # 9 Institutional investors and net zero: Brunno Maradei, Global Head of Responsible Investment at Aegon Asset Management, and Wiebke Merbeth, Partner at Deloitte and member of the Sustainable Finance Advisory Committee to the German government, discuss to what extent huge investment portfolios give you leverage to contribute to a green economy. Read 3 key takeaways or listen to full episode

  • # 10 Malengo: Malengo is an organization that facilitates international educational migration through income-share agreements. Johannes Haushofer (founder and academic researcher), Richard Nerland (impact investor) and Gladys Amule (Malengo scholar) discuss its potential impact and the financial model at the intersection of philanthropy, impact investing and effective altruism. Read 3 key takeaways or listen to full episode

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For feedback on the show or to suggest guests for future episodes, contact us at scifi@esmt.org