Matthew Weatherly-White and Impact Investing

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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This week on our Masters in Business podcast I sit down with Matthew Weatherley-White of the Caprock Group, whose specialty is so-called impact investing.

I first read of White in a profile titled “The Most Fascinating Impact Investor You’ve Never Heard Of,” while doing research into environmental, social and governance investing. In our conversation, we trace the history of impact investing from the divestment movement of the apartheid era in South Africa to socially responsible and sustainable investing. White expects impact investing to become more prominent, in part because of changes in investor demographics. White says the biggest proponents of this investing style are women and millennials, many of whom will benefit from a $30 trillion generational wealth transfer.

You can hear the full interview, including the podcast extras, by streaming it below; you can also download the podcast at iTunesSoundcloud or Bloomberg. All of our earlier podcasts can be found at iTunesSoundcloud and Bloomberg.

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