Giving Compass' Take:
- Shankari Mylvaganam, the Director of Strategy and Global Partnerships at Unreasonable, discusses how to impact investing can drive capital and resources toward ventures that are solving global challenges.
- One recent initiative of Unreasonable is called UnreasonableFUTURE and is tackling the future of work in terms of inclusivity and equity for the next generation to thrive in the economy. How can donors get involved in this type of social investing?
- Learn more about the intersection of impact investing and philanthropy.
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In episode 13 of the Investing in Impact podcast, I speak with Shankari Mylvaganam, the Director of Strategy and Global Partnerships at Unreasonable, on finding and scaling venture-based solutions to global challenges.
Shankari’s impact investment expertise ranges from venture selection and portfolio operations advisory for Unreasonable Group’s 200+ ventures (Series A to Series E), to working with Fortune 500 companies on ESG investment and corporate accelerators, to serving on the Advisory Board of two media-technology ventures.
Within M&A Advisory, Shankari has worked with Private Equity and Corporate clients on deals ranging in value from $50 million to $20 billion. She is experienced in leading teams across the deal continuum from diligence to transaction planning and capturing value post-deal.
The latest innovation Shankari and her team are processing is UnreasonableFUTURE, a global movement to ensure future generations thrive in the new economy. The Future of Jobs Report 2018, by the World Economic Forum states that 75 million jobs will be displaced worldwide through automation between 2018 and 2022, as many as 133 million new roles could be created.
The movement is a collaboration with Fossil Foundation, Pearson and Accenture, Unreasonable FUTURE is aligning the promise of leading edge technologies with the future of inclusive work and social equity.
The UnreasonableFuture portfolio aims to support the future of learning, up-skilling, and education and the other half are companies using advanced technologies (i.e. robotics, 3D fabrication, machine learning, nano-technology) to develop human potential and ensure inclusivity in the workplace of tomorrow.
Read the full article about impact investment by Grant Trahant at Causeartist.