Small logo Subscribe to leading news on impact investing. Learn More
The Brief Originals Dealflow Signals The Impact Alpha Impact Voices Podcasts Agents of Impact Open
What's Next Capital on the Frontier Measure Better Investing in Racial Equity Beyond Trade-offs Impact en las Americas New Revivalists
Local and Inclusive Climate Finance Catalytic Capital Frontier Finance Best Practices Geographies
Slack Agent of Impact Calls Events Contribute
The Archive ImpactSpace The Accelerator Selection Tool Network Map
About Us FAQ Calendar Pricing and Payment Policy Privacy Policy Terms of Service Agreement Contact Us
Locavesting Entrepreneurship Gender Smart Return on Inclusion Good Jobs Creative economy Opportunity Zones Investing in place Housing New Schooled Well Being People on the Move Faith and investing Inclusive Fintech
Clean Energy Farmer Finance Soil Wealth Conservation Finance Financing Fish
Innovative Finance
Personal Finance Impact Management
Africa Asia Europe Latin America Middle East Oceania/Australia China Canada India United Kingdom United States
Subscribe Log In

Summer Listening: Binge on ImpactAlpha’s top five podcasts of 2018

We love all our podcast listeners, but we really love one who goes by Jdags on iTunes. “On a long drive home last night, I queued up Returns on Investment’s first podcast with Nancy Pfund and found the discussion pointed, engaging and informative,” Jdags wrote a couple months ago. “Ended up plowing through eight more episodes before returning home.”

Jdag’s sheer endurance makes us think more listeners might want to binge-listen to ImpactAlpha’s podcast series, now on its 65th episode. We suggest you start with five and go from there. So we’re counting down the top five Returns on Investment podcast titles in the first half of 2018.

Bonus: here’s the interview with DBL Partners’ Nancy Pfund that kicked it all off back in 2015.

No 5. Should impact entrepreneurs beware the strategic corporate investor?

Global corporations are beginning to direct strategic investment capital towards areas that are also targeted by impact investors. Is the growing trend a breakthrough or a stumbling block for impact? (podcast) (post)

No 4. Which financial innovations will grow from billions to trillions?

By finding inventive ways to make social inclusion and environmental regeneration pay, innovative financing models are “internalizing positive externalities.” Or as we might call it: the impact alpha. (podcast) (post)

No 3. Institutional investors come for the risk reduction, stay for the impact.

An increasing number of institutional asset managers are going beyond risk-mitigation and seeking upside opportunities as well. Is the focus in impact world beginning to shift from family offices to the supertankers of global finance? (podcast) (post)

No 2. Nature Reduces Risk: How finance can conserve large-scale ecosystems.

Risk reduction has emerged as the key lever in conservation finance, and increasingly, new financing mechanisms are bringing together unlikely allies hoping to “de-risk” long term assets. (podcast) (post)

No 1. BlackRock to CEOs: Get a long-term purpose, stat!

Social activists cheered and activist investors groaned when Larry Fink released his controversial annual letter, in which he warned that every company “must show how it makes a positive contribution to society.” (podcast) (post)

Subscribe to the Returns on Investment on iTunesSoundCloud, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts. 

You might also like...