Fighting Global Poverty Through Impact Investing & Partnerships: A Conversation with Yasmina Zaidman of Acumen
“The status quo isn't going to cut it anymore, and so everywhere we go, we're looking for people who really believe in change and the kind of leadership that that requires.” - Yasmina Zaidman
In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Jamie Serino speaks with Yasmina Zaidman (@yasminajz), Director of Strategic Partnerships at Acumen (@Acumen). Yasmina discusses Acumen’s history as a pioneer in helping to develop new solutions to global poverty by investing in businesses, leaders and ideas. Yasmina also discusses how Acumen’s model of investing patient capital helps entrepreneurs create outsized impact in their communities and globally, and how their entrepreneurs have demonstrated that a great business model achieves both growth and impact, from small startups to multinational corporations. Examples of Acumen’s work to help create business partnerships between large companies and entrepreneurs are also discussed.
The Champions for Social Good podcast brings together thought leaders and practitioners in the social good movement to share learnings, educate and inspire change across the sector, and is hosted by Jamie Serino, Director of Marketing, MicroEdge + Blackbaud. For more information, please visit the MicroEdge + Blackbaud Resource Hub and www.microedge.com.