Impact Journey with Julia S
The unsexy plumbing to transform impact investing - Jennifer Pryce, CEO of Calvert Impact Capital
Some have heard of “impact investing”. Fewer talk about the importance of the very unsexy business of “plumbing” to connect money in our economy from the people who have it to the people who need it. Jennifer is on a mission to change the game, so that each of us can be an impact investor.
THE IMPACT. Jennifer:
- Is President and CEO of Calvert Impact Capital, a nonprofit investment firm moving money into communities, where she is an advocate for making impact investing more accessible to retail investors like you and me.
- Started off in the Peace Corps in Africa, where she was exposed to the frustrating limited flows of capital to lower income communities.
- Worked for major banks in New York and London before focusing on investing in a socially responsible way supporting under-served communities.
THE JOURNEY. In our conversation:
- We zoom in quite a bit on what impact investing is, and specifically how an investment at Calvert Impact Capital works.
- We zoom back out on the importance of the very unsexy business of what we call plumbing - connecting money in our economy from the people who have it to the people who need it.
- We hear about how Jennifer’s experiences, including biomedical engineering and the Public Theater, prepared her for this role.