April 28, 2023: A Note from Marguerita Cheng, CFP® Pro — I invite you to tune in for this week’s episode of my podcast and video show, Margaritas with Marguerita, where for 15 minutes each Friday at Happy Hour, we start the weekend off right by learning from industry experts how to flex our financial muscles.
Meet our guest: Dorrit Lowsen, Co-CEO of Change Finance, PBC
Today’s Topic: Understanding the impact investing equation
Rita asks Dorrit:
- What inspired you to create your company, Change Finance, and what does the name mean to you?
- What is active ownership, and why is it important?
- What are some of the major issues active shareholders are working on now?
- What are some successes?
- How can ordinary investors be active owners?
- Why are we hearing so much backlash against ESG? Is there any truth to it?
About our guest: Dorrit Lowsen has more than 20 years of professional experience across various industries, including IT, environment, and finance, and a range of modalities, including Fortune 500, start-up, government, and non-profit. Following a decade-long international career as a technology leader, Dorrit joined Agora Partnerships as COO, overseeing the development of the first accelerator program to channel investment capital to impact-driven companies in Latin America. She went on to produce award-winning work on energy and environmental policy at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing during the preparation for the Paris Climate Agreement before returning to the U.S. to join Change Finance’s founding team. Dorrit has participated in all sides of the impact investing equation – as an entrepreneur, investor in multiple deals, and facilitator through her work at Agora Partnerships. She holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business, an MS in Computer Science from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and a BA from Haverford College. Learn more at change-finance.com.
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