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Startup LAWnchpad empowers entrepreneurs by educating them about legal strategies to form, grow, and protect a startup. This podcast is produced by the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic at Fordham University School of Law. It is for educational purposes only and is not legal advice specific to any listener's situation. Startup LAWnchpad is made possible by the generous support of the Nasdaq Educational Foundation, Inc. and Fordham's Entrepreneurial Law Advisory Council.
 
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Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink, Director of Product Impact at Google.org, joins host and Vice Dean of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative Katherine Klein to discuss what’s distinctive about Google.org in the world of corporate philanthropy. Through Google’s focus on technology and innovation, the company aims to bring their expertise to organizations th…
 
Shawn Cole, Professor at Harvard Business School, and Robert Gertner, Professor at Chicago Booth, join host and Vice Dean of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative Katherine Klein to discuss the Impact Finance Database—a joint effort of HBS, Booth, and Wharton to dramatically increase the pace and scope of academic research on impact investing. Cole,…
 
As demand for impact investments grow, more and more organizations are creating investment products labeled as ‘impact’. However, without any regulatory body or industry-wide standards, there are significant concerns about impact washing, the practice of branding products as ‘impact’ more for marketing reasons than any social or environmental subst…
 
Karl Khoury, Co-founder and Partner at Arborview Capital, and Russell Diez-Canseco, President and CEO of Vital Farms, join host and Vice Dean of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative Katherine Klein to discuss their successful partnership. In 2014, Arborview Capital made an impact investment into Vital Farms, an ethical and sustainable food company …
 
On this week’s episode, Alex is joined by George Ashton III, Managing Director of Strategic Investments at Local Initiatives Support Corporation or LISC. George recently helped launch LISC's Black Economic Development Fund. Targeting up to $250mm and initially seeded by $25mm investments from both Netflix and Costco, the Black Economic Development …
 
Rachel Robasciotti, founder and CEO of Adasina Social Capital, joins host and Vice Dean of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative Katherine Klein to discuss how her firm is serving as a bridge between social justice movements and the financial markets. She also discusses why she sees the potential for real impact in public markets. "If you're going t…
 
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