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Can Impact Investors Actually Make Money?

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Dr. Andrew Kuper President and Founding father of Leapfrog Investments says impact investors could make money–and have impact. At 3:30 PM Eastern I ll be visiting live with Dr. Kuper here to debate the social impacts and financial returns at Leapfrog. We ll also discuss the moral question posed by some regarding the very concept that one can earn money while seeking positive social impact


From the Leapfrog website: Andy is an award-winning entrepreneur and investor in emerging markets. He founded LeapFrog in 2007 now the largest investor worldwide in insurance and related financial services to emerging consumers. LeapFrog s high-growth companies serve 23. 7 million people in Africa and Asia most of whom are accessing financial safety nets for the first time


For his work as a pioneer of profit-with-purpose business  Andy won the 2012 Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year award. LeapFrog has also been hailed by President Clinton and a lot of global leaders for opening up new frontiers for alternative investment. According The Economist Ideas Economy Summit By pioneering a brand new asset class and raising over $100m for it amid the worldwide financial crisis  Mr Kuper has sought to change the style we invest as individuals institutions and societies


Born and raised in South Africa Andy was educated at Cambridge Harvard and the University of the Witwatersrand. He holds a PhD from Cambridge where he was supervised by economics Nobel laureate Amartya Sen and ethicist Baroness Onora O Neill. He has authored two acclaimed books on globalization and governance


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He is a Member of the World Economic Forum Working Group on Impact Investing of the Clinton Global Initiative and of the Young President s Organization. Please help me continue this conversation by commenting below on Twitter at @devindthorpe and on Facebook  Google+ and my personal website yourmarkontheworld. com

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