The Next Generation of Impact Investors

“The mentality of investors has shifted from dollars and cents to dollars and sense,” said Michael Sidgmoore, founder of NextGenEngage, in his interview with Lindsay Norcott of ImpactAssets. Sidgmoore later in the interview explains the role of investing in addressing some of the toughest global challenges. “Some of the world’s biggest problems need market-based solutions and investment to solve problems at scale. But investment alone will not solve these issues. Investment, working in tandem with philanthropic capital, is important to seed a market.” Lastly, Sidgemoore believes the future of impact investing will need to take a collaborative, multigenerational effort. “Experienced investors have capital in the form of experience and expertise. They have lived through multiple market cycles. Younger investors have capital in the form of connections, networks and an understanding of technology.”

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