Fran Seegull Chief Investment Officer at Impact Assets on impact investing

Fran Seegull

Fran Seegull is disrupting the traditional philanthropy system with impact investing. She is Chief Investment Officer of the $100 million Giving Fund at ImpactAssets—a non-profit investment firm that invests in funds and companies making positive social and environmental impact.

We cover the basics of impact investing and her journey. Is the traditional philanthropy system broken? We discuss.

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Below is a summary of our interview:

Quote

Philanthropy is the runoff of a broken system

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Her Journey

We chronicle Fran’s beginnings as a chronically sick child in Queens and her career focus on impact.

Aha Moment

Fran chats about a life changing trip to Kenya.

Fran’s work

We discuss the concept of impact investing and how it’s changing the face of investment.

What’s Exciting Fran Now 

ImpactAssets has creating the ImpactAssets 50, a global database of leading impact investing firms.

Lightning Round

Book Fran RecommendsImpact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference

Helpful Habit: Planning and being respectful of people’s time

Helpful Person: Wayne Silby, founder of Calvert Foundation and Ron Cordes, Cordes Foundation

What’s Her Purpose: To create social and environmental impact through finance

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How to follow Fran

Twitter: @franseegull

Parting Words

Alignment of values and work is possible

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Derrick Duplessy

Executive Director at Duplessy Foundation
Derrick has coached 500+ executives in 10 years as an executive coach. He runs Duplessy Foundation which is dedicated to creating meaningful careers for everyone. He also hosts Purpose Rockstar, a daily show on iTunes where he shares the career stories of a variety of guests.

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