Why Impact Investing Needs to Go Mainstream, Podcast recommendation

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27 Jul Why Impact Investing Needs to Go Mainstream, Podcast recommendation

For anyone looking for an interesting podcast for vacation listening (or the commute to work) the latest Wharton Social Impact Initiative Podcast is recommended. In it, Impact Investment Exchange founder, Durreen Shahnaz, discusses impact investing. Durreen Shahnaz started her career with Morgan Stanley in 1989 and was the first Bangladeshi woman investment banker on Wall Street. After stints with various organizations including the Nobel Prize-winning Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, Shahnaz went on to set up Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), the world’s first social stock exchange, in 2009 in Singapore. So far, IIX has mobilized more than $13 million in capital for development, has generated $20 million in social value and empowered more than 10 million lives.

Podcast and transcript of the conversation available here.