Season Two: Episode Five – Examining impact investing — a relatively new form of investing which is directed at having a social or environmental impact alongside a financial return.  

Episode Description:  Evan Lin (Fordham Law ’19) and Zhujing Wu (Fordham Law ’19) interview Tom Brunner, Partner at LeapFrog Investments, to discuss impact investing, its legal concerns and how entrepreneurs can prepare to address these concerns.  

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“Social benefit needs to be an affirmative aspect of the business model.” — Tom Brunner

“If you’re able to make a case for your business that market investors will find attractive… that opens up a larger pool for potential investments.” — Tom Brunner

“People who go into this field will do very well both in terms of financial reward and professional satisfaction.” — Tom Brunner

“Impact investing is a critical element of the global approach to solving problems of poverty and other social imperatives.” — Tom Brunner

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