#16 Conscious Investing

The field of investing has changed drastically from 20 years ago. Now we have much more variety of companies with better marketing strategies that attract especially inexperienced investors. So, how can we avoid investing in companies that use various tools for greenwashing? How can we be more conscious when it comes to investing?

Enjoy the points discussed in this episode:

  • What were the defining turning points from our guest’s biography linking to the topic that made her interested in conscious investing?
  • What exactly is the term conscious investing, discerning it from impact investing, and how are they differing from one another?
  • We are looking into her processes of finding, vetting, due diligence, investing into, and accompanying those endeavors – all whilst looking through her lens of conscious investing.
  • We take a broader look into the landscape of impact investing: the perspective on the state of affairs in general, as the market is adopting more ESG criteria within mainstream financial products.
  • Compelling examples of recent investments that support the path of systemic change will be discussed in a wider range. Which companies are solving the “burning issues of our time”?
  • Where does our guest personally draw a line between the market moving in general, and things simply greenwashing? Which businesses help to shift the needle? 
  • Money makes the world go round. So, from this point, we will discuss the importance of conscious investing as a crucial ingredient in the great transition towards a planetary civilization ahead.
  • Last but not least, Dr. Christin ter Braak-Forstinger will share her daringly positive outlook beyond the collective multi-crises we are currently facing, and the leverages that will help us create a future in peace, ecological health, and abundance with all sentient beings on this beautiful planet. All this will be discussed from the lens of conscious investment decisions.

About Dr. Christin ter Braak-Forstinger

Our guest, Dr. Christin ter Braak-Forstinger, LL.M. is the co-founder and CEO of Chi Impact Capital. Christin is passionate about proactively making the shift towards a regenerative and deep-impact economy a reality. Christin has a long-standing experience and tracks record in impact investing; She completed her Doctoral Thesis at Harvard Law School (summa cum laude), her Master’s Studies at Duke Law School, and studied Law and Business Administration before in Austria; Christin is a regular author, key-note speaker, juror and long-time university lecturer in impact investing. Privately, Christin is the co-founder of award-winning NGO Braveaurora, active in North Ghana since 2009. Christin loves to spend her spare time with her family in nature; meditation forms an integral part of her life.



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