Category Archives: sustainability

The Future of Investing -Towards an 100% impact portfolio

charly and lisaCharly and Lisa Kleissner, pioneers in impact investment and deploying 100% of their assets in impact through their KL Felicitas Foundation, were the keynotes for the event “Inspire to Action- The Future of Investing” hosted by The Impact Hub Zurich on June 16th. Charly and Lisa are one of the most persuasive and effective advocates for impact investing as they “walk the talk” and they SHARE their experiences and findings of their 100% Impact portfolio. For the past 10 years they have been creating a variety of tools to empower and educate both impact enterprises and impact investors. The report Evolution of an Impact Portfolio: From Implementation to Results written by Sonen Capital is a detailed report that you can download from their website that is highly recommended for anyone who would like to learn about investing with impact. Thank you Charly and Lisa!

Unilever and Ikea: all in for sustainability

We have seen a movement towards sustainability in different circles for the past 10 years. There is progress but you need many players including the big corporates. That is why it is so significant to see two great examples Unilever and Ikea going in fully for sustainability. Unilever’s COO Harish Manwani passionately argues in his TED talk, “Profit’s not always the point”, that the only way to run a 21st century business responsibly is by including value, purpose and sustainability in top-level decision-making. Steve Howard, the chief sustainability officer at IKEA is making the low-price-furniture giant to bring sustainable products to millions of people, as he puts it “Sustainability has gone from a nice-to-do to a must-do”. Watch the two positive and inspiring TED talks!