“We're facing a complete economic reset opportunity,” says Cynthia Muller of the Kellogg Foundation, who joined a call of ImpactAlpha’s braintrust to chart that pivot. The consensus among the few dozen impact investing leaders last week: Seize the opportunity for system-change.
- It may no longer be possible to pretend that powerful headwinds have not seriously stalled progress toward the 2030 global goals for sustainable and inclusive development. But the rationale for such a massive mobilization has only become stronger.
- On our Agents of Impact call Thursday, ImpactAlpha’s David Bank, Dennis Price and Jessica Pothering share some of our other hunches and hobby-horses.
- The higher aspiration is a response to the dawning realization that we can no longer simply not make things worse. It calls out the deep hunger right now to heal.
- A bottom-up and broad movement powering the low-carbon transition seems inevitable. What’s not inevitable is whether we’ll get to that future economy in time.
- The point is not to skewer, but to split the elite. Global corporations. Too-big-to-fail banks. Huge pension and sovereign wealth funds. Billionaires and their families. Cities and whole countries. All are being called to account for their impact, negative or positive.
- What, after all, is a lens than a specialized investment thesis of the sort private equity firms use to differentiate themselves?