In this discussion with Kerry we explore Impact Investing: a style of investment dedicated to intentionally doing good and contributing to solutions. We discuss the ‘ABC’ of ethical investing and explore the idea that capitalism rewards companies that make positive contributions both socially and environmentally. We talk about taking the measurement of impact to the next level, as well as a range of topics including regenerative agriculture and food, investing in renewables in Australia and thinking like a private equity investor.
Kerry has advised or invested in equities since 1992. He co-founded Perennial Investment Partners in 1999, which achieved strong investment performance and reached $20 billion in assets under management within eight years. Subsequently, he was Head of Asia Pacific Equities at AMP Capital, and an Investment Director for HSBC Asset Management. Kerry founded 8IP in 2009 and is a Director of the firm. He is the CIO of the Inspire Australian Equities Impact Fund, which he launched in 2017. You can check out their website at: inspireaustralianequities. In his spare time, he was also the Chair of ‘Time Out’ Magazine Sydney for 8 years!
I hope you enjoy listening to this interview with Kerry Series of Inspire Australian Equities.
For more information about James Baird and JustInvest Financial Planning see: justinvest and ethicalinvestment.
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