Translating Risk for Social Impact

“Successful private equity needs macro-economic and micro-economic factors. These include political stability, sophisticated capital markets, corporate governance, strong entrepreneurial structure, and proper benchmarking. Other factors include fragmented markets, low competition, and comparability of funds."— Markus Ableitinger, Director of Capital Dynamics (Originally written: 10.12.2018) Businesses did not begin to champion social impact or corporate social responsibility… Continue reading Translating Risk for Social Impact

나는 어떻게 국무부에 들어갔나

국무부에 어떻게 들어갔는지 사람들이 종종 물어본다. 대학교 시절 나의 첫 직장은 라디오 리포터였다. 내 영어 발음에 자신감이 없던 나는 그걸 교정하고자 내 목소리를 녹음하고 방송으로 나오는 리포터를 하게 되었다. 이 일은 나름 재미있었고 취재하는 과정에서 다양한 사람들을 만나게 되었다. 이 후 나는 마케팅 스타트업에서 2년 일을 했다. 벤더빌트 대학 에서 나는 메이저를 Anthropology & Communication… Continue reading 나는 어떻게 국무부에 들어갔나

How do we invest in our most emergent global crises?

Investing in sound value-driven opportunities that can significantly reduce global threats are “good” investments, not only in a humanitarian sense but also in driving monetary value. So how do we know what lies ahead of our future? What is the greatest crisis of our generation? What is relevant to us? There is a lot of… Continue reading How do we invest in our most emergent global crises?

Understanding Impact Investing

The following text is an excerpt from a larger report. Available upon request. Until early 2000s, investors have historically drawn a clear distinction between their investment activities and philanthropy. Recently, the impact investing industry is growing rapidly. The idea of impact investing came about from Christian ministries in the United States in mid-1700s when moral… Continue reading Understanding Impact Investing