Podcast : Investing for impact, first – with Cecile Blilious

Podcast - Cecile Blilious - interview

Cecile is the Founder and Managing Partner at Impact First Investments, a firm which retains the energy and talent of entrepreneurship to make the world better.

In this podcast Cecile explains how at least half of the companies Impact First Investments invests into are founded by women, and what has changed since she started making investments for impact.

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Blending purpose, capital and tech seemed entirely logical, in this episode she tells Heidi:

  • How she got started in impact investing
  • Some of her interesting and impactful investees
  • Why at least half of the companies Impact First Investments invests into are founded by women
  • What’s changed since she started making investments for impact
  • How she captures the impact that Impact First Investments has as an organisation when it is investing in so many different things
  • Her own impact measurement methodology
  • Why she says you can divide the world into impact natives and impact migrants
  • How and why she seeks to make impact investing obsolete

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