Category: Blog

Impact investing: Taking action in the climate crisis

November 8, 2019

Interest in and awareness of impact investing is increasing, but converting this interest into action is critical to addressing the numerous issues the world faces. With the recent California wildfires reinforcing the immediacy of the need for action on issues like climate change in particular, it is clear that wanting to solve problems is no […]

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The American Dream and the Climate Monster

June 25, 2019

Every day we are confronted by new, terrifying examples of the climate emergency we are living in.A historic drought in Chennai, the sixth-largest city in India, is so severe that it’s now visible from space. Over 4.6 million citizens are coveting every drop of water. The city has 99 percent less water than it had at this same time last year.

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Impact Investing in 2019

January 3, 2019

2018 was a landmark year. The idea that you could create profit alongside positive social and environmental impact was not new, but it spread rapidly, steadily approaching mainstream status in the investment world. Last year, we saw more published research proving that impact investing could be just as profitable as traditional investing. In the 2018 […]

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A Conversation with our President

December 4, 2018

We recently sat down with i(x) investments President Christine Harada to gain her insight into some burning questions about impact investing and what’s going on in the world today.

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When Climate Change Becomes Personal

November 20, 2018

Just over a week ago the Woolsey Fire exploded, roaring through the mountains in which I live. My wife, two-year-old son, and dog jumped in the car with a few family photos and joined over 200,000 others in a mass evacuation, a line of cars chased by a cloud of apocalyptic smoke.

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It’s Time To End Our Worship Of Oil

October 23, 2018

The investors and business leaders who stood to applaud the Crown Prince are part of a global business community that sees capital as being amoral.

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Affordable Housing for All — Working Together We Can Solve the Bay Area Housing Crisis

October 9, 2017

Read original article in Medium The shortage of affordable housing for low, moderate, and even middle income households is at crisis levels in major cities around the world, from Hong Kong to London to New York City. In the Bay Area, the housing crisis may well even be worse. San Francisco is now the most expensive rental […]

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Profit with Purpose

September 28, 2017

Read original article in Medium The internet is abuzz today with the latest in what seems like a never-ending stream of stories about silly Bay Area start-ups. Bodega hopes to replace brick and mortar neighborhood stores with wired vending machines but upon announcing itself to the world drew swift condemnation from those who like their neighborhood bodega […]

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Using Capital as a Tool for Social Change: The i(x) Model

June 29, 2017

Read original article in Medium The world of finance has had a very bad week. With the recent news of scandal at Binary Capital it seemed like a good time for me to explain why i(x) investments is called i(x) investments — and what that might mean for you. As math people notice immediately, i(x) is written in the […]

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Evolving Investors’ Sense of Self – a Closer Look at the Role Finance Must Play in Solving the World’s Problems.

April 18, 2016

Read the original article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review Recently I had a conversation with a financial advisor who represents several billionaire clients—all well-known tech leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area. After giving him an overview of our new impact investment company and its business model, and background on everyone involved, he said, “It’s sounds […]

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