Chris Simcock on Impact Investing in NZ

Seeds: Talking Purpose, 16 Apr 2018: Click here to listen to the podcast.

Chris Simcock is the Founder of Impact Ventures NZ, which is a partner in the Impact Enterprise Fund, which recently completed a first close having raised $8 million dollars for impact investing in New Zealand. In this interview his background and work as an investment banker before the decision to get into impact investing is discussed. This podcast talks about what impact investing actually is and what to look for when you invest in such a fund, which is commercially focused and wants market returns but also wants to have impact in other ways too. New Zealand developments in this sector, such as the Social Enterprise World Forum in 2017, the role of Ākina and the network of impact investors that is developing as well as the Edmund Hillary Fellowship (Chris is a part of the first cohort) are talked about.


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