Although billions of public and private dollars are invested in fisheries every year, more often than not, sustainability is neither the driver nor the intended outcome of those investment dollars. That means we are currently missing a major opportunity to solve the global overfishing and food security problem, which requires significantly more and better-aligned investment from a variety of capital providers.
Morgan Simon, the author of "Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change," lays out four simple steps to avoid what she terms the "ick factor." That's the unpleasant feeling that comes when your social values and financial investments aren't aligned – for instance, when your big-name bank is using your money to invest in things like private prisons and fossil fuels. Simon provides an overview of some strategies and socially responsible institutions that can let you earn attractive returns, while feeling good about the impact you're making with your money.
The fintech boom has certainly re-shaped the way business is done and fashioned societal shifts in China’s consumer market; it is changing behaviors. Can the fintech boom also create opportunities to help spur sustainable development?
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As he finishes his tenure with the banking giant, CIO caught up with Swan, one of the founding CIOs of New York City’s Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, to talk about his accomplishments, his thoughts on where the most potential future impact investments appear, and more.