As we enter the next phase of growing the market for investments that deliver positive social and environmental impact, the team at Impact Investing Australia gives some insight into their journey with impact investing and the potential they see for the field.
What’s your favourite/inspiring example of an impact investment and why?
What do you see as the greatest opportunity for growing impact investing?
How has your point of view changed with understanding how private capital can be used towards creating meaningful social and environmental impact?
What attracted you to working at Impact Investing Australia?
What excites you most about current developments happening in the field of impact investing?
What has working as part of the Impact Investing Australia team taught you?
to shut up and listen*. When I joined Impact Investing Australia, impact investing was quite new to me. And I was new to Australia. If you ever want perfect conditions that require you to shut up, and listen, and learn – here they are. For the last year, I have had the opportunity to spend each day with -hands-down and no glorification – some of the smartest people I have ever met. Combine this with an incredible level of commitment and excellence in pursuing a mission that often felt like us-against-the-world, for the world. Add an above-average pinch of courage and grit. It has been a massive learning experience, but also incredibly humbling, and I couldn’t be more grateful for everything I will take into the future from every single member of our team. *(Still, I am not sure if my team would agree I am good at this. My mum certainly wouldn’t, don’t even bother asking her. Jennifer Ziegner