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Reflections during COVID-19: "From the confines of my room I feel the world's heartbeat...A pathogen put me and many of my colleagues in this situation. A situation of privilege that allows me to continue to practise my craft and earn a salary. Some of my countrymen are now unemployed, unable to provide for their families"
Nathalie Molina Niño
"Women of color are the most entrepreneurial women in the US, but they're stuck in survival mode. They don't need our help to become entrepreneurs, They're already extremely entrepreneurial, but they're so limited in their resources that they're not able to take their companies above $1m, which seems to be the glass ceiling in the space"
"If there is any silver lining to this crisis, it's that it will permanently inspire business leaders to think innovatively about what is in their hands that they can use to create value for society"
"Everyone wants to have purpose but purpose and ethics aren't the same thing. However, when you combine purpose with ethics, people feel good. And when people feel good, they can be powerful. And when good people are powerful, that's when you get real positive change"
"I fundamentally believe that a conscious investment strategy that targets positive impact companies is the logical follow-up to eco-consumerism. I think such a strategy will perform better in the long term, as it is oriented towards future needs"
Claude Stéphanie Ngingha
"As we embark on this journey of parenthood we are asking ourselves a key question, what kind of world do we want to leave behind for our son, what is next for the future generation?"
"I'd love to say: 'Then you're in the wrong workplace', but it really depends how strong and what your values are. I've always been very idealistic and was never willing to compromise. That has created a very windy, and interesting, path..."
"It's tremendously meaningful to know that each penny I worked on is going towards a company or fund that is creating direct, intentional and measurable positive social impact and that their investors are behind them and on the same page"
"I started 'Bondh-e-Shams' whilst at Williams College. Somehow, nobody had had the idea of putting a solar panel on top of a water pump - killing two birds with one stone. That summer we won the Davis Project for Peace prize and raised enough donations to install two pumps in Pakistani villages"