The Impact Revolution: Reshaping Capitalism
Technology now enables us to measure and cost the impact on people and planet that companies create through their products, employment and operations. Sir Ronald Cohen is a pioneering philanthropist, venture capitalist, private equity investor, and social innovator, who is driving forward the global Impact Revolution.
There are now more than $30 trillion of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and impact investment seeking returns that go beyond monetary profits – and investors, as well as consumers, employees, entrepreneurs and governments, have a right to know this impact. Mandating transparency, Sir Ronald argues in his conversation with Yossi Vardi, would bring impact, alongside profit, to the center of our economic system by motivating big companies, entrepreneurs and investors to bring solutions to our great social and environmental challenges – in effect reshaping capitalism to create a fairer and more sustainable world.
Dr. Joseph (Yossi) Vardi is a co-chairman of DLD. With 40 years experience in building over 60 high-tech companies, he is one of Israel’s early entrepreneurs. Yossi co-pioneered instant messaging as the founding investor and the former Chairman of Mirabilis Ltd., creator of ICQ, later acquired by AOL.
Sir Ronald Cohen
Global Steering Group for Impact Investment
Sir Ronald Cohen is recognized as the father of impact investment. A pioneering philanthropist, venture capitalist and social innovator, he serves as Chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, the Impact-Weighted Accounts Initiative at Harvard Business School and The Portland Trust. Sir Ronald was born in Egypt and left as a refugee at the age of 11, when his family came to the UK. He is the author of Impact: Reshaping Capitalism to Drive Real Change.