Money as a Lever to Change the World: Geeta Aiyer on Active Management & Investing for Impact

Money as a Lever to Change the World: Geeta Aiyer on Active Management & Investing for Impact

I sat down to chat with Geeta Aiyer, President & Founder of Boston Common, a recognized leader in the impact investing space (rated A+ for governance and strategy by PRI), and one of my personal impact investing heroes. This interview is part of an ongoing series on the topic of whether index investing in public equities can be impactful.

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Conference Highlights & Photos: TruValue Labs 2019 US Conference

Conference Highlights & Photos: TruValue Labs 2019 US Conference

Over the past 5 years I’ve watched with interest as TruValue Labs has grown from startup to well known ESG data provider. Their approach to gathering data is unique and has always interested me, so I was thrilled when they asked if I would help them with their 2019 US Conference. I had a dual role of emcee and an unusual role of being an extra pair of eyes and ears for attendees. I watched each presentation and panel closely, then at the end of the event, summed up all of the themes, key takeaways, and action items I saw for attendees. Below is a recap of those themes and takeaways along with some photos. If you want more photos and highlights, there’s a Twitter moment here; if you prefer a short video wrap up, you can see that here.

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“You can’t serve two masters.” Garvin Jabusch, CIO of Green Alpha, on Why Benchmark Tracking is Broken

“You can’t serve two masters.” Garvin Jabusch, CIO of Green Alpha, on Why Benchmark Tracking is Broken

This year, I’ve been exploring the intersection of indexing and impactful investing in public equities. Can we have our cake and eat it too? I wrote my thoughts here and interviewed Jon Streur, Calvert CEO. After I saw that Garvin Jabusch, CIO of Green Alpha, wrote about a similar topic in this Financial Times piece, I sat down to get his thoughts to share with my Connected Investing readers.

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Packaged Food, Palm Oil, and Deforestation | Impact Investing Success Story with Leslie Samuelrich of Green Century Funds

Packaged Food, Palm Oil, and Deforestation | Impact Investing Success Story with Leslie Samuelrich of Green Century Funds

Years ago, I was attending the SRI Conference. I hosted a small reception in my hotel room. To keep in their good graces, I invited the conference guests staying adjacent to my hotel room to join in the festivities. One of those guests was Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Capital Management. We had never met before, but she came right over, and we’ve been friends since. Recently, I was able to interview her about one of her recent impact success stories. I hope you enjoy hearing the story as much as I did.

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