As the SOCAP meeting was attended in Fort Mason, here are some quotes and highlights we all should keep in mind:
“Problems are transcendent — they’re local and global,” says Leila Janah. “Helping someone in Ghana doesn’t mean that someone in the Netherlands is worse off as a result.”
Janah is the founder of Samasource, a nonprofit that outsources digital work to unemployed people in the U.S. and low-income countries. Samasource got its first slug of capital from Dutch funders and now includes Google, eBay, and Walmart among its clients.
“It’s no longer acceptable to make investments without regard for the environment or society.”
Giselle Leung said the Global Impact Investing Network is building a 10- to 15-year growth plan for impact investing. “We’re committed to developing the infrastructure and tools to bring institutional asset owners into impact investing,” she said.
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