Impact Investing (Online)
- of individual investors say they’re interested in using their investing dollars to affect social and environmental change. SOURCE: MORGAN STANLEY’S 2018 SUSTAINABLE INVESTING REPORT.
- of investors agree they would be much more loyal to a financial advisor who actively helps them invest in a way that also has a positive impact on the world. SOURCE: NUVEEN'S 2021 SIXTH ANNUAL RESPONSIBLE INVESTING SURVEY.
- is the estimated global impact investing market size according to the 2020 survey by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN).
- $715 billion
Introduction to Impact Investing
Define impact investing, review foundational concepts related to the field of investing, and reflect on the early years of program-related investments and microfinance capital markets transactions.
Managing Director, Responsible Investing, Trinity Church Wall Street and Co-Founder, IADEI
Bhakti Mirchandani teaches an award-winning impact finance course, which she pioneered in Columbia’s Masters in Sustainability Management program (award issued by the Impact & Sustainable Finance Faculty Consortium and the Financial Times). She is a co-founder and steering committee member of Institutional Allocators for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (IADEI); serves as an independent director of Live Oak Crestview Climate Acquisition Corporation and on the Board of Commissioners for the New York State Insurance Fund; and is a life member at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Previously, Bhakti was the managing director at FCLTGlobal; the ESG advisor to Corbin Capital, an investment management strategist at One William Street Capital Management and Lehman Brother; and a sustainable finance banker at Barclays Capital and Unitus Capital. She also spent 10 years pioneering microinsurance, microfinance CLOs, and micropensions.
Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Financial Times, Institutional Investor, CNBC, and at the G-20 and The World Economic Forum at Davos. She holds a BA, MBA, and MPA from Harvard University.
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