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Your weekly roundup of the news and features from this week in ImpactAlpha
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May 7th: Generational Inheritance and Leadership
Host Monique Aiken is joined by David Bank to talk through some of this week's themes. Plus we hear from Kelli Saulney, a recent guest on the Reconstruction podcast. And, of course, the headlines.
May 7, 2021
April 30th: Truth in advertising when it comes to ESG
Brian Walsh welcomes back Imogen Rose-Smith and David Bank to discuss the heightened regulatory scrutiny of impact and ESG claims. Plus, the headlines.
April 30, 2021
Week of April 23rd
On this week’s podcast, host Monique Aiken checks in with Nathan Cummings Foundation’s Rey Ramsey and The Case Made’s Tiffany Manuel, and chats with ImpactAlpha’s Amy Cortese about climate action news. Plus, the headlines.
April 23, 2021
Friday April 16th
Host Brian Walsh takes stock of two of the premier showcases for student talent in impact investing and sustainable finance. He chats with Bridges Fund Management’s Brian Trelstad about this year’s competition. And Megan Kashner of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern recaps the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge, which also staged its finals last week.
April 16, 2021
Week of April 9th
Host Monique Aiken speaks with B Lab’s Andrew Kassoy about why impact-driven businesses and investors are stepping up their policy advocacy. We also hear from Dr. Tiffany Manuel of The Case Made, next week’s guest on The Reconstruction podcast. Plus the headlines.
April 9, 2021
Week of April 2nd
Brian dissects former BlackRock exec Tariq Fancy’s recent takedown of ESG investing with roundtable regulars Imogen Rose-Smith and David Bank. Plus the headlines.
April 2, 2021
Week of March 26th
Jessica Pothering joins host Monique Aiken to discuss how African entrepreneurs are stepping up with tech solutions to the continent’s challenges in agriculture, climate change and financial inclusion. We also catch up with Unreasonable Group’s Pratibha Vuppuluri and hear a snippet of next week’s Reconstruction podcast with Illumen Capital’s Daryn Dodson. Plus, the headlines.
March 26, 2021
Week of March 19th
Brian Walsh talks with Amy Cortese about regulation crowdfunding’s big week, and we hear from Republic’s Ken Nguyen and Wefunder’s Jonny Price. Plus the headlines.
March 19, 2021
Week of March 12th
Monique is joined by Erika Seth-Davies, a social entrepreneur in residence at Common Future, and founder of The Racial Equity Asset Lab, and ImpactAlpha’s David Bank to talk about the American Rescue Plan and, perhaps, a bottom-up Reconstruction...
March 12, 2021
Week of March 5th
On this week’s podcast, host Brian Walsh discusses the big private equity funds looking to make a splash in impact with roundtable regulars Imogen Rose-Smith and David Bank. Plus, the headlines.
March 5, 2021
Week of February 26th
On this week’s podcast, host Monique Aiken chats with ImpactAlpha’s Roodgally Senatus about Bitwise Industries’ big raise and BlocPower’s Donnel Baird, this week’s Agent of Impact.
February 26, 2021
Week of February 19th
Amy Cortese joins Brian to bring us up to speed on soil carbon markets. We hear from Gregory Landua of the Regen Network, Mark Lambert of Re-Harvest, and this week's Agent of Impact: Charles D. King, the Founder and CEO of the global media brand Macro.
February 19, 2021
Week of February 12th
The headlines, Suzanne Biegel updates Monique on some highlights from this week's GenderSmart Investing Summit, and we hear from Bill Bynum, CEO of Hope Enterprise.
February 12, 2021
Week of February 5th
The  headlines, plus Brian is joined by Professor Tensie Whelan of NYU Stern School of Business to discuss her latest research into corporate board members ESG credentials.
February 5, 2021
Week of January 29th
The headlines, plus Monique and David share a sneak preview of "The Reconstruction" our new podcast series and beat which drops on Monday.
January 29, 2021
Week of Friday, January 22nd
The word of the week is: creativity. Brian catches up with Upstart CoLab founder Laura Callanan, and we revisit the words of this week's Agent of Impact, Amanda Gorman.
January 22, 2021
Week of January 15th
Monique is joined by Jessica Barron and Marion Johnson of Frontline Solutions, a Black-owned social impact consulting firm, to discuss their recent report Demoocracy’s Powerbrokers: Political Power of Women of Color.
January 15, 2021
Week of Friday, January 8th
David joins Brian to chart the year  ahead in impact investing with some help from Generate's Jigar Shah.
January 9, 2021
Week of December 18th
David joins Brian to round up the ImpactAlpha week of roundups, plus we hear a few of Dave Chen's predictions for 2021.
December 18, 2020
Week of December 11th
The word of the week is "science", and the agents of impact are scientists... and David joins Monique to discuss deep tech investing.
December 11, 2020
Week of December 4th
Dennis introduces Brian to refugee lens investing, and we remember Tony Hsie and his innovative community financing project in Las Vegas, plus the headlines.
December 4, 2020
Week of November 20th
Monique follows up on this week's  Agents of Impact call, which put a gender lens on the COVID recovery. We hear from Secha Capital’s Kuhle Mnisi and Wukina’s Maureen Sibanda who are this week’s agents of impact.
November 20, 2020
Week of November 13th
Imogen and David join Brian to discuss the word of the week: transition.
November 13, 2020
Week of November 6th
What else? David and Dennis join Monique to discuss the impact investing narrative in a new political landscape... plus we hear from Amy Domini, Vikram Gandhi and the Rev. William Barber.
November 6, 2020
Week of October 30th
Amy joins Brian to discuss the energy transition, and we hear from Kesha Cash, who just raised $55 million for Impact America's second fund.
October 30, 2020
Week of October 23rd
Amy Cortese joins Monique to discuss some highlights from SOCAP. Plus this week's Agents of Impact, voters.
October 23, 2020
Week of October 16th
Brian welcomes back Imogen Rose-Smith and David Bank for a quick roundtable: ‘From ESG to impact.’ And, we meet this week’s Agent of Impact, the Nigerian activist Aisha Yesufu, who has been part of that country’s protests against police brutality.
October 16, 2020
Week of October 9th
The  word of the week is Reconstruction, and Monique catches up with Anne  Price, Ronald Cohen and Sherece West-Scantlebury. Plus, the Headlines.
October 9, 2020
Week of October 2nd
SPACs have come to Impact Investing... David and Jessica explain. Plus, we hear from this week's Agent of Impact Archana Soreng-- one of seven members of the UN’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change. And, of course, the headlines.
October 2, 2020
Week of September 25th
Monique brings us highlights from this week's Agent of Impact Call on racial justice investing, redefining pro-business with this week's Agent of Impact RBG, and the headlines.
September 25, 2020
Week of September 18th
It's a roundtable reunion with Imogen, David and Brian to talk about the latest efforts to re-imagine (or is it reset?) capitalism. Plus, Jeffery Ubben is this week's controversial Agent of Impact.
September 18, 2020
Week of September 11th
Melissa L. Bradley of 1863 Ventures joins Monique to discuss her call to action for entrepreneurs, plus this week's Agent of Impact, Dave Kirkpatrick SJF Ventures, and the headlines.
September 11, 2020
Week of September 4th
The headlines, plus Amy joins Brian to discuss small business financing in the COVID crisis and this week's Agent of Impact, Beth Bafford.
September 4, 2020
Week of August 28th
Headlines, The Democracy Collective's Jessica Rose on employee ownership, and this week's Agents of Impact: basketball players.
August 28, 2020
Week of August 21st
Why have there been so many agri-food deals lately? Plus, the headlines, and this week's Agent of Impact, Andrew Youn, co-founder and executive director of One Acre Fund.
August 21, 2020
Week of August 14th
This week's headlines, David and Monique round up our "systemic investing" call, plus Maurice Jones is this week's Agent of Impact.
August 14, 2020
Week of July 31st
The headlines, some audio highlights from our latest Agent of Impact call on impact and the 2020 U.S. election, plus Dennis explains this week's theme... "purpose-built."
July 31, 2020
Week of July 24th
The headlines, plus David and Monique talk about Agent of Impact "Aha!" moments, and we hear from this week's featured Agent of Impact, CEO of Native American Natural Foods, Dawn Sherman.
July 24, 2020
Week of July 17th
Blackrock falls short on climate commitments, the Trump administration takes on ESG, and a 1/10th challenge from Ceniarth's Diane Isenberg
July 17, 2020
Week of July 10th
Monique brings us the headines and David discusses the word of the week: topple. Plus, your agent(s) of impact. 
July 10, 2020
Week of June 26th
The headlines, a new handbook aims to help scale up the amount of impact capital, and Dennis profiles Tynesia Boyea-Robinson.
June 26, 2020
Week of Juneteenth
Monique brings us the headlines, Jessica chats with Candide Group's Jasmine Rashid, and Amy Cortese profiles Aurora James
June 19, 2020
Week of June 12th
The headlines, plus Amy Cortese speaks with Philip Reeves and Todd Leverette about employee ownership as a way to help close the racial wealth gap. And Dennis Price profiles this week's Agent of Impact, Helen Adeosun.
June 12, 2020
Week of June 5th
Guest host Monique Aiken brings us the headlines, and leads a frank and personal discussion of the events triggered by the extrajudicial killing of George Floyd. She is joined by Living Cities’ Demetric Duckett, Colonial Consulting’s Angela Matheny and Castleberry’s Donray Von
June 5, 2020
Week of May 29th
The headlines, plus Jessica Pothering speaks with Aunnie Patton Power about redesigning venture finance, and Dennis Price profiles this week's Agent of Impact, Sarah Kerney from Prime Coalition.
May 29, 2020
Week of May 22nd
The  headlines, plus David Bank and Amy Cortese on what to do with the  mountains of cash corporations have been sitting on, as well as this  week's Agents of Impact: Andrew Behar and Danielle Fugere.
May 22, 2020
Week of May 15th
The headlines, plus David Bank on "systems change," and Dennis Price profiles Heron's Dana Bezerra.
May 15, 2020
Week of May 8th
Featuring the headlines, plus Dennis Price on a forgiveness and patience as catalytic capital, and a special Agent of Impact birthday surprise...
May 8, 2020
Week of May 1st
The headlines, plus Jessica Pothering on a microfinance lenders lessons from the Ebola crisis, and Dennis Price profiles Paul Farmer and Jim Yong Kim, co-founders of Partners in Health
May 1, 2020
Week of April 24th
The headlines, plus Dennis Price on Social Bonds as COVID relief, and David Bank profiles Goldman's John Goldstein.
April 24, 2020
Week of April 17th
The headlines, plus David Bank on universal owners, and Lyneka Little on our Agent of Impact.
April 17, 2020
Week of April 10th
The headlines, plus Amy Cortese on CDFI's bridging the PPP's equity gap, and David Bank on this week's Agent of Impact.
April 10, 2020
Week of April 3rd
The headlines, plus Jessica Pothering on the affect of COVID on emerging market entrepreneurs, and Amy Cortese on this week's Agent of Impact.
April 3, 2020
Week of March 27th
Your briefing on resilience and disruption: headlines from ImpactAlpha, David Bank on “making this s***storm matter,” and Amy Cortese brings us this week’s Agent of Impact.
March 27, 2020
Week of March 20th
Amy Cortese on COVID0-19 impact small business loan stimulus, David Bank with this week's agent of impact plus your headlines.
March 20, 2020
Week of March 13th
The coronavirus pandemic has upended virtually everything. This week in the pages of ImpactAlpha, we focused on resilience. Featuring Amy Cortese on global  energy markets, and Dennis Price with our Agent(s) of Impact.
March 13, 2020
Week of March 6th
Carbon capture, inclusive fintech, and creative arts investing. Plus, David Bank on how COVID-19 is affecting the field, and Jessica Pothering profiles this week's Agent of Impact. 
March 6, 2020
Week of Feb 28th
Pandemics, leaks, and billion dollar funds. Plus, what investors are missing if they ignore emerging managers.
February 28, 2020
Week of February 21st
Featuring the week's headlines, new info on off-grid electricity  in Africa, and this week's Agents of Impact.
February 21, 2020