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Are Impact and ESG Strategies Alienating Allies?

David Bohigian July 6, 2022

Impact investment should appeal to progressives seeking social justice as well as those who believe market solutions surpass government programs in creating opportunity and prosperity. However, dogmatism within the impact community is driving away potential right-of-center allies.

Clearly, there is the potential for “big tent” discussions when the Vatican hosts impact conferences with investment bankers and NGOs. Yet, much of today’s impact field seems to be a cloistered conversation where anything short of avant-garde values are ostracized. As we’ve seen in fields from climate to education, the result will be a schism and a lost opportunity to collaborate on the world’s largest challenges.


Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)

Meta Themes

  • Power and Capital

  • Advance Democracy


Purpose and Desired Outcome

Would like to broaden the tent of Impact investing so it doesn't become dogmatic (see Climate Change) and repel potential allies


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Artists & Culture-makers

  • Academia

  • Government

  • Asset Managers

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)


  • NameDavid Bohigian
  • TitleManaging Partner
  • OrganizationPluribus Impact Capital
  • StatusInvited
  • NameTBD - Fran Seegul, Adam Bendell
  • TitleVarious
  • OrganizationVarious
  • StatusInvited
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