During Kim Griego-Kiel’s recent trip to Zimbabwe and Zambia with Priscilla Plummer from Global Sojourns Giving Circle, she visited the stunning Victoria Falls, experienced the rich culture of these nations, and took part in various activities.
But the most life-changing part of Kim’s trip was the time she spent with the boys and girls of the Global Sojourns Giving Circle family.
This week, Kim gives listeners a first-hand account of what it is to travel to Africa. She unveils the rich history she experienced, the connections she made with the locals, and everything she learned about life in Africa.
For anyone who has ever wanted to visit a country in Africa, this episode will provide you with lots of valuable information.
Her experience arriving in Victoria Falls and Zimbabwe’s history and culture
The wildlife and scenery she saw
The connection she made while spending time with the boys and girls of Global Sojourns Giving Circle
The eye-opening stories she heard from the boys and girls clubs and ways we can make an impact
Supporting women extends beyond bridging the gender inequality gap. It is also critical to support women to create sustainable developments and social change.
In this episode, Kimberly Griego-Kiel talks about the importance of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. Along with that, Kim highlights the different ways it relates to impact investing.
Kim teaches you how important it is to focus on breaking down female inequality for the sustainable development of the world and discusses several impactful leaders who are driving change in the financial industry.
The importance of celebrating women in March — and every day!
The interconnective nature of climate change and female inequality globally
Influential women in the impact investing space
How we can make an impact through different lenses in ESG investing
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
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.
Many of us want to be informed investors, putting our money towards companies and causes that will positively impact our earth and societies.
But finding the information we need to make these decisions can be a challenging task.
That’s why companies like Entelligent are working to give investors the data they need to invest according to their values.
In this episode, econometrician and Entelligent’s executive vice president for client & product development, Pooja Khosla, joins Kimberly Griego-Kiel to discuss just how the company helps investors engage in impact investing. She talks about investment solutions that are climate-aligned and explains how her investment tools translate the projections from climate change models into simple rankings, which can be used to build climate-resilient portfolios.
What an econometrician is
How Entelligent helps investors engage in ESG investing
Sustainable impact investing
How climate change and inequality are linked
Gender equality in financial services and how the pandemic has empowered women
Pooja Khosla Ph.D. is Vice President of Client Development at Entelligent. Dr. Khosla is an economist, econometrician, and mathematician who has deep knowledge to build investing solutions. She has extensive experience in predictive modeling, microfinance, and designing impact investment tools and has been working on impact solutions since 2003, both nationally and internationally.
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.
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
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.