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Who's Saving the Planet?

98 EpisodesProduced by Planet Savers Org. Website

Discover how the minds, methods and money that fueled the explosion of innovation and disruption in silicon valley are working to build the technology, products and companies that will save the planet. Hosts: Lex Kiefhaber and Tony Noto. Music: Bill Gagliardi.

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Who do billionaires call when they want to save the world? Meet Michele, CEO of Boundless Impact

Let's say you're on the beach one day with your metal detector (as we do) and happen upon a chest of buried treasure, as it were. Your first call is your mom, clearly, but then after that, ring up CEO of Boundless Impact, Michele Demers, and she'll tell you where you can put your money to get a healthy return and save the planet along the way. 
Michele has been in the impact investing world since she worked for Pierre and Pam Omidyar, founder of Ebay, directing them toward initiatives that could meaningfully improve the world through a  combination of philanthropy, political influence and capital investment. From there she recognized that the ecosystem of impact investing was far too opaque, with the fakers raking in money that should instead go to the genuine makers. 
Boundless Impact is a quantitative and qualitative research firm that assigns a specific score to individual companies using a variety of methodologies, including life cycle analysis. Through their work they're able to direct investments toward the companies which have the best shot of succeeding, both in terms of their bottom line and mission. 
Stick around to the end, where Michele gives us her professional insight into where we should be looking to find the next Tesla, Impossible Foods, or another company you've never heard of that will one day be an everyday staple. 

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