Marius Čiuželis on Impact investments & Social entrepreneurshipInvestor / Advisor / Social EntrepreneurSome time ago
Spent most of the day today working with our Foundation's new project. At the end wanted to nail the very last nail in my proposal to prospective donors, however, inspiration was gone already. Fortunately we still have google :) Found very strong argument for the ones who care and dare: Philanthropy imagines new approaches. It dreams of change and creates different paths to those of the present. It steps back from the mundane busy-ness of everyday events and sees that something can be done differently and better. It shines a light on our prejudices current and past and is an instrument for changing the way that people think about something. It would be a mistake to believe that philanthropy does this on its own. The dreaming, planning and imagining is supported by philanthropy, but philanthropy does not own this space. Philanthropy provides the mechanism and the resources. It creates the space where risks can be taken and where, sometimes, the unimaginable is imagined. The space is filled with people who have ideas and visions, who are skilled in their areas of expertise and who take great leaps of faith in imagining how they will change their world. Christine Edwards, Former CEO at The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund, Australia Acceptance Speech for IFIP Annual Award, 2010

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Lina LinkeviciuteTheatre Director [email protected] Paintings/Luxury Business Professional
Beautiful ! Thanks for sharing!
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Marius Čiuželis on Impact investments & Social entrepreneurshipInvestor / Advisor / Social EntrepreneurSome time ago
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors yesterday published its handbook for impact investors, a refresh of a guide they first published ten years ago, a lifetime ago in impact investing. It is a comprehensive (182 pages) guide to the nuts and bolts of impact investing, with some help from a 45-year old avatar investor named Sophia. With so many people now trying to get themselves oriented in investing their money for social and environmental impact, it is excellent to have a fully updated primer for beginners, and a reference book for the more experienced. The Handbook is available (for free) at: https://lnkd.in/dH8qK7U
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Marius Čiuželis on Impact investments & Social entrepreneurshipInvestor / Advisor / Social EntrepreneurSome time ago
I dont know her personally yet (unfortunately) but the interview is just another source for inspiration and a clear proof social impact investing is an area where you can profit and make sizable returns. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillgriffin/2020/06/26/how-one-female-investor-breaks-the-rules-and-thrives/amp/
How One Female Investor Breaks The Rules And Thrives
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