Why Employee-owned Companies Are Better at Building Worker Wealth
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by Wharton Social Impact Initiative
2M ago
Wharton’s Katherine Klein talks to Corey Rosen, founder of the National Center for Employee Ownership, about how employee ownership plans are structured and why they yield great financial benefits for companies and workers alike. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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How Companies and Capital Can Be Forces for Good, with Jean Case, Founder of For What It’s Worth
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by Wharton Social Impact Initiative
8M ago
Jean Case is a business leader, philanthropist, and author who served as a senior executive at AOL before launching The Case Foundation in 1997. She is also creator of “For What It's Worth,” a weekly newsletter to demystify impact investing, and the author of Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose. On this Dollars and Change episode, Jean talks with Wharton’s Katherine Klein about finding purpose and reaching beyond your bubble. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information ..read more
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On Theater, Impact Investing, and Wealth Taxes with Liesel Pritzker Simmons, Co-Founder and Principal of Blue Haven Initiative
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by Wharton Social Impact Initiative
1y ago
Liesel Pritzker Simmons, Co-Founder and Principal of Blue Haven Initiative, joins host and Vice Dean of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative Katherine Klein to discuss the work and strategy of her single-family office that focuses on impact investing and ESG. She also talks about why theater is the best major for a career in business, and dives into why she advocates for a wealth tax. Transcript. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information ..read more
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How Clif Bar Delivers Impact with Roma McCaig, Senior Vice President of Impact & Communications at Clif Bar
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by Wharton Social Impact Initiative
1y ago
Roma McCaig, Senior Vice President of Impact & Communications at Clif Bar, joins host and Vice Dean of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative Katherine Klein to discuss how Clif Bar’s business model produces a virtuous cycle where productive growth delivers positive impact. McCaig outlines the company’s plans to cut carbon emissions, discusses their support of organic food science research, and talks about ways to create a restorative food system. Compostable packaging and plant-based pet treats are just a few of the company’s upcoming sustainability innovations. Transcript. See acast.com ..read more
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How do impact investors measure impact? With Michael Brown, Head of Research at Wharton Social Impact Initiative
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by Wharton Social Impact Initiative
1y ago
Michael Brown, Head of Research at Wharton Social Impact Initiative, joins host and Vice Dean Katherine Klein to discuss the complexities around impact measurement. Most impact investors report meeting or exceeding their impact performance metrics. But is this truly the case? Brown collaborated with Wharton PhD candidate Lauren Kaufmann on research that uncovers how it is common practice for impact investors to report impact metrics primarily to market, or publicize, their success – rather than to evaluate and understand where their impact may fall short. While the reality of impact measuremen ..read more
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Investing in Transformational Social Innovators with Cheryl Dorsey, President of Echoing Green
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by Wharton Social Impact Initiative
1y ago
Cheryl Dorsey, President of Echoing Green, joins host and Vice Dean of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative Katherine Klein to discuss Echoing Green’s work as an early-stage funder of emerging social entrepreneurs. Supporting these extraordinary leaders is Echoing Green’s core strategy to drive positive social change across the globe. Dorsey also discusses racial and gender disparities in funding entrepreneurs and their ventures. Through a new partnership with Goldman Sachs One Million Black Women, Echoing Green will invest in Black women social entrepreneurs whose ventures are addressing crit ..read more
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How Cotopaxi Integrates Impact in Every Aspect of the Business with Davis Smith, Founder and CEO of Cotopaxi
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by Wharton Social Impact Initiative
1y ago
Davis Smith, Founder and CEO of Cotopaxi, joins host and Vice Dean of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative Katherine Klein to discuss how the outdoor gear brand prioritizes impact in every aspect of the business—the supply chain, charitable giving, employment culture, and more. While many fashion-industry brands focus their impact efforts on the environment, Smith believes there’s “no way to save the planet if you're not saving humanity at the same time” and shares why the brand prioritizes a people-focused mission in addition to its sustainable practices. And what if your business doesn’t hav ..read more
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Why Financial Inclusion Matters for Women with Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women’s World Banking
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by Wharton Social Impact Initiative
1y ago
Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women’s World Banking, joins host and Vice Dean of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative Katherine Klein to discuss the need to increase women’s financial inclusion – access to bank accounts, insurance, mobile money apps, and even cell phones. Increasing women’s financial inclusion will increase economic stability, prosperity, and equality for women. Iskenderian describes Women’s World Banking’s advisory role, policy advocacy, and impact investing. Transcript. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information ..read more
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How B Corps Are Creating a Stakeholder Economy with Bart Houlahan, Co-Founder of B Lab
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by Wharton Social Impact Initiative
1y ago
Bart Houlahan, Co-Founder of B Lab, joins host and Vice Dean of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative Katherine Klein to discuss the origins, work, and community of B Lab, the nonprofit behind the well-known B Corps certification. Houlahan describes how B Lab is building a global movement of corporations that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, and how these corporations are legally accountable to balance profit and purpose. Houlahan says we’re at the tipping point in creating a stakeholder economy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information ..read more
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Empowering the AAPI Community with Sonal Shah, President of The Asian American Foundation
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by Wharton Social Impact Initiative
1y ago
Sonal Shah, President of The Asian American Foundation, joins host and Vice Dean of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative Katherine Klein to discuss the state of the AAPI community in the U.S. today. Listen and learn how this new foundation is working to achieve belonging and prosperity — free from discrimination, slander, and violence — for all Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Shah shares facts and statistics about the growing AAPI community, and discusses the Foundation’s focus areas: anti-hate, research, and education. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information ..read more
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