Forefront Radio: Impact Investing for Scalable Social Change, Interview with Irene Pritzker, IDP Foundation

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

"Our experiment could have resulted in massive failure. We were able to use our philanthropic dollars to create something that would not remain aid dependent, but would indeed be a scalable, replicable, sustainable program and at the same time have huge social implications for education on a global scale." 

- Irene Pritzker, President, IDP Foundation

In this episode of Forefront radio, we talk with Irene Pritzker, founding member and President of the IDP Foundation, an early leader in the impact investing space, and a member of Forefront’s Social Innovation Roundtable. We discuss what the term ‘impact investing’ really means, its relationship to philanthropy, the IDP Foundation’s investment strategy and its Rising Schools program. 

 

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