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.
Below is a summary of our interview:
Philanthropy is the runoff of a broken system[Please listen to the interview to get the full context of the quote and hear our discussion]
We chronicle Fran’s beginnings as a chronically sick child in Queens and her career focus on impact.
Fran chats about a life changing trip to Kenya.
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.
Book Fran Recommends: Impact 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
How to follow Fran
Alignment of values and work is possible
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