Can you envision a future where equal opportunities and fair pay for women become the norm? What if we told you that companies prioritizing women’s empowerment not only make a profound social impact but also enjoy higher profits and lower turnover rates? This episode explores such intriguing ideas with our incredible guests Jill O’Donovan and Ethan Powell, key figures from Impact Shares and YWCA USA.
We explore the fascinating realm of impact investing and ESG, with a particular focus on women’s empowerment in the post-COVID era. Engage with us as we examine critical issues like flexible work options, equity in hiring, and equal pay. We unpack the crucial role of transparency in fostering change within organizations and highlight the exciting partnership between the YWCA and Impact Shares. Discover how they evaluate companies to bridge the gender pay gap and regain trust in the ESG category.
We draw the curtain on the challenges of impact investing, navigating the murky waters of regulatory hurdles, and the role of intermediaries in hindering the adoption of ESG strategies. Listen in as we recount the success story of YWCA USA implementing their own ESG fund, despite initial resistance. We’ll leave you hopeful for the future of the industry and the potential for real impact through ESG investments. Buckle up for an insightful ride into the world of impact investing and women’s empowerment.
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0:07 Impact Investing and ESG
16:58 Women’s Empowerment and Equal Pay
23:31 Gender Equality Partnership and Impact Shares
39:47 Impact Investing and Regulatory Challenges
50:44 Challenges and Opportunities in ESG Investing
56:45 Upcoming Guest and Format Changes
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