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Just as twitter crumbles, I'm beyond happy that my 1st PhD paper just got published @EconSocJournal, studying emergence of impact investing in UK.

Main argument: financial agency involves creating social conditions for the exercise of financial power 1/11…
Creating new financial assets is key to the expansion of financialized capitalism. #Assetization enables rent extraction and thus creates economic winners and losers. Losers include gov de-risking, or non financial firms. Why do they participate nevertheless? 2/11
Clearly power is key here, but for assets in their ideational stage & requiring de-risking to be enacted, it's difficult to assume ex-ante unilateral power differences.
My argument: financial actors first need to make #assetization alluring to heterogeneous audiences. 3/11
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I have been on the job market for more than 3 years now. So, I am beyond thrilled to share I will join ESCP Business School in Paris as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sustainability in June!

Lessons--not perseverance pays--in separate 🧵. But now 🍾!
Very excited to work with the fantastic #sustainability scholars of @ESCP_bs @ESCPknowledge @carboneval @aacquier @FrankFigge!
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@ItaSIF @SRI_Natives @SriEvent_It @andytuit #SriAgenda just started ⚡ #Nov17

about 700 people are attending this webinar, that proves today's topic is crucial, says @fbicciato1 Secretary General @ItaSIF in his opening remarks…

#sustainablefinance #sri #esg #responsibleinvestment #greenfinance Image
@ItaSIF @SRI_Natives @SriEvent_It @andytuit @fbicciato1 congratulations for sharing the knowledge and raising awareness of #sustainablefinance, the 20th anniversary @ItaSIF is celebrating this year is impressive, says Ulla Hudina-Kmetic, Deputy Head of Unit, DG GROW

#SettimanaSRI #sri #esg #responsibleinvestment #greenfinance Image
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My term as @DafneHQ chair ends. A huge thanks to all who helped bring both community #PEXforum and advocacy @PhilanthropyEU to the next level! In the spirit of brevity, allow me to share six reflections.
1. Philanthropy has such a vast, untapped potential: Online giving and #impinv are only getting started, a huge intergenerational wealth transfer is ongoing, and >99% of people are yet to be involved.
2. The inconvenient truth: #Foundations are stagnating while top-end wealth skyrockets. Closing the gap may require tackling unproductive endowments, high overheads, lack of diversity, top-down culture. This current crisis could be an opportunity for renewal.
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1/ With financial innovations such as #sustainablefinance and #impactinvesting increasingly viewed as key to the solution of current social and environmental crises, let’s take a look at how we got here, what might be problematic about that and what to do about it. 👇
2/ This is a thread about the empirical part of my book that traces the history of #socinv in the UK. I’ll leave the theoretical argument based on Fligstein & McAdam’s strategic action field theory & pragmatist action theory for another time.…
3/ Financial innovations such as #impinv or #socinv mean that firms succeed to make money from financial intermediation where they haven’t done before. To do so, these firms have to make others participate: investees wanting finance, gov to regulate (and often subsidize), etc.
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now Father Augusto Zampini @azd21 Co-Secretary @VaticanIHD joins the webinar as Keynote Speaker

#fossilfuel #divestment @OperationNoah @CathClimateMvmt @trocaire @popesprayernet @faithinvest1 @Ecojesuit
@azd21 @VaticanIHD @OperationNoah @CathClimateMvmt @trocaire @popesprayernet @faithinvest1 @Ecojesuit we don't want a financial system that rules, we want a financial system that serves, says @azd21 recalling Pope Francis' words
@azd21 @VaticanIHD @OperationNoah @CathClimateMvmt @trocaire @popesprayernet @faithinvest1 @Ecojesuit we need to divest from what is damaging and invest in what is not damaging, in what makes a positive social and enviromental #impact, as people of faith we should push for #impactinvestment, says @azd21

@sirronniecohen @cliffprior @franseegull @durreen @klugesan #impinv
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(THREAD) @ImpactAlpha challenges #impact investors to scale up their efforts 10X. To which I say: Yes! #Investors can do more, but there’s also #policy and #civics to consider. I want to share some ways at @_BlueHaven we’re addressing the #pandemic.
1/ On the #investment side, we’re checking in with #entrepreneurs and orgs we support, helping them keep their teams intact, thinking through costs, etc. (Check out @LaurenSCochran’s conversation with @annefieldonline:
2/ Bridge loans to #impact companies can also help. We’re excited about our investment in the Open Road Alliance Fund (@openroadtweets), which offers these to orgs affected by #COVID19 all over the world.
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Alors, je vous présente… our findings about (1) what academic #research already exists about UK charities & #philanthropy and (2) the topics on which UK charities & donors say that they would like more academic #research.

#charity #impact #eval #impinv
2/ Combined, the results are a ‘gap analysis’ which can inform future research. Both studies were funded by @Charity_Futures, re its work establishing an Institute of Charity at Oxford University. But the findings can inform the agenda of any researchers in this terrain.
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“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings.” - Churchill

Thesis: how an enterprise shares profits determines the depth of its social mission.


“The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries” - Churchill

Thesis: the profit motive is the most powerful misery-alleviation mechanism man has yet invented.

Perhaps one of the essential challenges of defining #impinv lies not in defining the impact, but rather in figuring out how to equitably share an enterprise’s profits without introducing regulatory overreach?
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Last month a friend asked me "what's the best resource you've read thus far on human decision-making?" 1/
After thinking about it, I decided to recommend her one of the first such resources I ever encountered, seven years ago: Doug Hubbard (@hubbardaie)'s How to Measure Anything. 2/…
While I don't agree with every word of it, How to Measure Anything is quite possibly the most important and useful book I've ever read on any topic. Here's why. 3/
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Just landed in #Thailand & looking forward to speaking at the @AfiForum. At the event? Come say hello. #AFIF2019.
500+ of the world’s leading #investors & #FI will explore investment opportunities to foster inclusive financial markets across #AsiaPacific
#Davos #WEF19 or here at the Asia Financial Institutions Forum @AfiForum #AFIForum 2019 in #Bangkok: something to ponder this #MLKDay weekend & beyond. #microfinance #accessstocapital #fintech #finance #inequality
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