Impact Economy Research Roundup
Reports from the Global Impact Investing Network, the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance, and the World…
Join us for a Deep Dive with Patience Marime-Ball and Ruth Shaber, co-authors of the IE Magazine article, The Impact of Diversity on the Global Economy. The article is adapted from the authors’ forthcoming book, The XX Edge: Unlocking Higher Returns and Lower Risk, to be published by Worth Books / Forefront Books on June 21, 2022. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this book benefits Women of the World Endowment and Tara Health Foundation.
Deep Dives are hour-long Zoom Meetings: Live Q&A Sessions (as opposed to our Zoom Webinars, where the audience is in View-Only Mode) between the author(s) or subjects of a Magazine article and our members. Be sure to read the article in question and come bearing questions!
Patience Marime-Ball has more than two and a half decades of investment experience across capital markets and is widely recognized for using the levers of finance to innovate pathways for creating a more equal world. Patience has led many “firsts” in the investing space; she developed the Banking on Women platform at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and was responsible for co-designing IFC’s Global Trade Liquidity Program, as well as the first-ever gender bond issued on the Uridashi market. As the founder and CEO of Women of the World Endowment, an investment nonprofit focused on gender intersectional investing, and most recently, the co-author of her new book The XX Edge: Unlocking Higher Returns and Lower Risk, Patience actively drives forward a capital system that is more inclusive. Patience is a non-executive Board member for MIO Partners and Intelligent Medicine Acquisition Corp (Nasdaq: IQMD). She serves as a member of multiple advisory boards including Emerging Sun LLC, a company she co-founded in 2005.
Ruth Shaber, MD, is an innovator and changemaker on a mission to change the face of finance. As the founder and president of Tara Health Foundation, which promotes health, well-being, and opportunity for women and girls through innovative evidence-informed programs, the co-founder and board chair of Rhia Ventures, a group of foundations and investors that collaborate to bring new types of capital and enterprise to the field of reproductive health in the U.S., and now, as the co-author of her new book The XX Edge: Unlocking Higher Returns and Lower Risk, Ruth’s entire career has been dedicated to pushing for change. She had a robust career as an obstetrician and gynecologist and executive at Kaiser Permanente where she founded the Women’s Health Research Institute. She serves as a board member at the Women of World Endowment and Toniic, and Ruth was recognized as a Forbes 2020 Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit—and Pushing for Change for her contributions to the field of impact investing.