–>Who: Sanga Moses, founder of… –> What: …Eco-Fuel Africa, which turns farm waste into cheap, clean fuel briquettes, all while developing women entrepreneurs who manufacture and sell the briquettes in their…
Fran Seegull is the Executive Director of the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance, an organization spun out of the G7 Social Impact Investment Taskforce to raise awareness and grow demand for impact investing across America. In this episode, Lindsay Smalling has a conversation with Seegull that offers insight into the history and growth of the field, including many of the most important watershed moments and policy landmarks, and offers her perspective on the mainstreaming of impact investing. She also discusses both critiques of the field and the recent Business Roundtable announcement expanding the purpose of a corporation to be about serving all stakeholders, not just shareholders.
–> Who: Dana Frasz, Founder & Director of Food Shift –> What: Based in the Bay Area, Food Shift is working to reduce waste, create jobs, and alleviate hunger by developing sustainable community-based…
Accelerating Financial Services That Work for Everyone on SOCAP’s Money + Meaning Podcast Episode 2.13
How can innovative financial technologies help marginalized and underserved communities manage their personal finances and build wealth over time? In this episode of Money and Meaning, host Alex Kravitz talks to Marcia Chong Rosado of Village Capital, an accelerator for social enterprises, and Ramona Ortega, Founder of My Money My Future, a platform providing personal financial guidance for millennials of color who have been overlooked by traditional financial institutions.
Diversifying Workforce Development and Hiring: LaborX and TechSF on SOCAP’s Money + Meaning Podcast Episode 2.8
Two-thirds of the workforce in the United States lacks a college degree. With many companies and job platforms screening candidates based on education, a significant number of smart, hard-working people are locked out of the job market. In this episode of Money + Meaning, Lindsay Smalling interviews Yscaira Jimenez and Orrian Willis of TechSF about the insights they can offer into this challenge and the details of their innovative partnership, as well as the impacts they are seeing the program create for workers, employers, and communities.