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Impact Investing: Another Form of Philanthropy or A Viable Investment Approach?
Radio Feature 74: Julia Balandina Jaquier in Conversation with Sona Blessing
 
Friday, May 31, 2013
radio Dr. Julia Balandina Jaquier is an acknowledged authority on Impact Investing and founder of JBJ Consult.
A seasoned impact investor, Julia works with institutional, sovereign and private investors, as well as philanthropists and private foundations.

She is also author of "Guide to Impact Investing For Family Offices and High Net Worth Individuals". She teaches impact investing and social entrepreneurship at the University of St.Gallen and has been a guest lecturer at Yale.

In this Opalesque podcast she talks us through the scope and breadth of impact investing, the challenges, measuring social and environmental impact, allocating to and integrating it within a portfolio...

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Impact Investing: Another Form of Philanthropy or A Viable Investment Approach?

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  • Q1 - What is impact investing and what does it include?


    Duration: 03:24 

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  • Q2 - Globally how big is the impact investing market?

    Duration: 00:51 

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  • Q3 - Strategically, should this actually be conceived as an asset class? Or, is it an asset class at all?
    How is it/ could it be integrated in a portfolio with diversified assets?

    Duration: 02:15 

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  • Q4 - Could you elaborate on the investor profiles and what motivates them?

    Duration: 02:26 

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  • Q5 - How do they go about identifying the “appropriate” deals and what is the level of due diligence that is required?

    Duration: 01:30 

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  • Q6 - What are the challenges of measuring - "… achieving positive social and/or environmental impact?"

    Duration: 02:31 

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  • Q7 - What has been the performance of impact investments to date? Could you share some of the success stories?

    Duration: 01:28 

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