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A Conversation on Disability Rights & the ESG Community (Ep. 68)



Over 15% of the world’s population lives with some kind of disability. However, disability issues and rights are often overlooked when we consider Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues.

In this episode, Kim Griego-Kiel sheds light on disability rights and the lack of attention it receives in ESG conversations. She highlights why disability inclusion is critical for approaching ESG holistically and unveils how inclusion contributes to successful business operations. 

Kimberly discusses:

  • How the Disability Equality Index is improving ESG and the impact investing arena
  • The purchasing power the disability community holds globally
  • Reasons it’s critical for organizations to be inclusive for their business success 
  • The difference between diversity and inclusion  
  • And more!

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59. Empowering & Educating Girls for a Stronger Community With Priscilla Plummer



Have you ever dreamed about changing careers and moving across the world?

Priscilla Plummer, the founder of Global Sojourns Giving Circle (GSGC), made that dream her reality in 1990 when she moved across the world and traveled throughout the African continent. Using her travel experience and passion for philanthropy, she works to create an effective impact on Western and African female communities.

In this week’s episode, Priscilla joins Kimberly Griego-Kiel to detail her journey from working for a magazine to founding and running Global Sojourns Giving Circle, a successful non-profit organization. Priscilla highlights GSGC’s mission and ways they focus on sustainably supporting girls around education and empowerment.

Kimberly and Priscilla discuss:

  • Priscilla’s journey to South Africa and how she built Global Sojourns Giving Circle
  • The organization’s female-focused approach
  • The importance of learning and understanding cultural differences when working alongside GSGC
  • How deep and impactful change starts with women but must be continued by  men 
  • And more!

Resources:

Connect with Priscilla Plummer

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About our Guest:

Board Member USA & Southern Africa, Priscilla Plummer is the founder of Global Sojourns Giving Circle (GSGC). Priscilla followed her passion to Africa more than 30 years ago, and nothing makes her happier than to connect travelers with her favorite people and places. Her MS in International Development underlies our deep commitment to culturally sensitive travel and philanthropic work.


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50. Gender Equality as Part of a Sustainable Planet with Alyssa Wright



Deep Impact Investing has reached its first big milestone — 50 episodes! 

And because milestone episodes deserve milestone guests, this week, Kimberly Griego-Kiel welcomes award-winning artist, social impact strategist, philanthropic advisor, and the Creative Action Institute’s board chair, Alyssa Wright.

In this episode, Kim and Alyssa not only reveal their new partnership but also discuss everything around gender equality and the ways we can contribute towards a more sustainable planet that cares about treating women and children fairly. 

Alyssa discusses:

  • The Creative Action Institute’s approach towards sustainable impact investing – and ways it resonates with HSFS’ vision 
  • Women and gender equality as something that affects everyone’s lives 
  • Elevating female leadership through the organization’s East African Girls’ Leadership Summit and Mentor Program (EAGLS) 
  • The role of the UN principles of investment when it comes to planet sustainability and gender equality 
  • And more!

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About our Guest:

Alyssa Wright is an award-winning artist, social impact strategist, philanthropic advisor, development coach, and writer. Having spent time as a human rights activist in Eastern Europe and Africa, Alyssa brings a decade of experience in international philanthropy to Alyssa F. Wright Consulting. As an accomplished consultant and coach, she builds new revenue streams, shifts cultural perspectives, and inspires people to believe that change is possible no matter what.


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49. Investments That Positively Impact Society and the Environment With Alyssa Greenspan, CFA, and David Sand



Many investors who want to make a positive impact with their dollars find it difficult to identify investment opportunities that will help them accomplish this.

That’s where ESG investment companies like Community Capital Management can help.

Managing over $3 billion in assets and fully aligned with the UN sustainable development goals, Community Capital Management works to help clients develop investment strategies that contribute to positive environmental and social outcomes.

This week, CCM’s Alyssa Greenspan and David Sand join Kimberly Griego-Kiel to discuss the company’s client investing and reporting approach.

Alyssa and David discuss:

  • CCM’s annual impact report
  • How the firm’s work culture reflects their overall investment process 
  • CCM’s areas of investments 
  • How to use mortgage-backed securities to help communities in need
  • And more!

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About Alyssa Greenspan, CFA:

As Community Capital Management’s president and chief operating officer, Alyssa is responsible for strategic planning, human resources, and new product development. Alyssa is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities and operations of the firm. She also oversees risk management, including portfolio compliance and client service.

About David Sand:

As Community Capital Management’s chief impact strategist, David is responsible for furthering the scope of CCM’s impact analysis including metrics, outcomes, and reporting. As the firm’s subject matter expert on impact and ESG investing, he is involved in client relations and creating new impact and ESG investing strategies to meet the needs of existing and future clients.


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Episode 27 – An Open Dialogue on Protests and Racial Justice — With Renee Morgan and Aaron Garza



This June brought not only Juneteenth but also several demonstrations of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement across the U.S.

Today, Kimberly Griego-Kiel joins Renee Morgan and Aaron Garza to explore the current state of the racial justice movement through an open discussion on racism, protests, education, and a stand of solidarity.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • About internalized racism
  • The financial impact of systemic racism
  • About community investments — and who it helps 
  • Ways to invest with racial justice in mind
  • And more!

Join Kimberly, Renee, and Aaron now to explore the current state of racial justice in America — and ways we can contribute to building a just society! 

Resources:  Horizon Sustainable Financial Services | Deep Impact Investing Podcast  | info@horizonssfs.com  | Facebook | 505-982-9661 | Renee Morgan | Aaron Garza