More Than $$

More Than $$

More than $$ was a podcast constructed to create a conversation community around using your values to inform how you engage with work and invest your wealth. Each season is comprised of 12 episodes each in one of six topic domains-- (1) economic justice, (2) business ethics, (3) corporate social responsibility, (4) social entrepreneurship, (5) community development, and (6) faith and values-based investing. Season 3 will be re-branded and launched as the Price of Money Podcast. Thanks for supporting our first two seasons! We look forward to bringing more great content.

Episodes

December 8, 2017

Dawn Carpenter, your host of More Than Money, welcomes you to the final episode of Season 2 to discuss the moral compass that the faith and values based investment community offers the corporate community , in a conversation with Josh Zinner, CEO of Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR). This episode builds upon previous conversations in Season 1 about impact investing as an alternative and/or a complementary approac...

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In this episode of  More Than Money, Dawn Carpenter draws your attention to a sobering reality: more people are incarcerated per capita in United States than in any other country on Earth. Over 2.3 million are incarcerated and approximately 600,000 of them will transition back into society each year, the biggest challenge being to find a job. In this episode, we delve into this topic with  Nancy La Vigne of the Urban Institute, a n...

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Dawn Carpenter welcomes you to a new episode of More Than Money where she continues the conversation on corporate social responsibility started on Season 1, but this time focusing on the consumer perspective. Unfortunately, we live in a time when we take for granted that the products we consume  should be and are safe, but this has not always been the case. In this episode, Dawn engages in a deep conversation with Ralph Nader, the ...

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In this episode, from their headquarters in Netherlands, Dawn Carpenter talks with David Korslund with The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) about using finance to deliver sustainable, economic, social and environmental development throughout the world. As a member bank in the GABV alliance, Sunrise Bank CEO, David Reiling, explains how compassion is the bank’s motivation. The financial institutions discussed in this epi...

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Dawn Carpenter welcomes Janelle Orsico funder and executive director of The Sustainable Economies Law Center and #buytwitter activist, Maira Sutton to a new episode of More Than Money, where technology is approached from an ethical perspective, zooming in our most popular tech platforms that look less like a business, per se, and more like public infrastructure. Are we transiting a digital revolution? What is certain is that what w...

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In this episode, Dawn Carpenter will discuss the significance of thinking about tourism and its business from an ethical perspective. Tourism challenges the very core of ethics, our sense of the difference between what is right and what is wrong. This episode guests, Mark Watson of Tourism Concern UK and Michael McHugo owner of the  Kasbah du Toubkal in Morocco , will motivate the audience to reflect about how our consumer and trav...

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In this episode Dawn Carpenter talks about the idea of an anti-sweatshop, the experience of an inspiring apparel factory in the Dominican Republic that shows the world that is possible and actually good business practice for an apparel factory in the developing world to pay, not only a living wage, but a dignity wage in a work environment that is honorable. John Kline, co-author with Sarah Adler Milstein of Sewing Hope and a leadin...

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Dawn Carpenter welcomes Rehana Nathoo, from The Case Foundation, Tom Adams a Director from Acumen, a UK social venture and private equity firm, and Amanda Feldman from Bridges Fund Management UK. They enter a thoughtful discussion about impact investment, exploring how “big data” can help impact investors and social entrepreneurs make better and smarter decisions about resource allocation and the assessment of impact. Listen to thi...

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In this episode, Dawn Carpenter talks with Caroline Whistler, CEO of Third Sector Capital, David Merriman, Assistant Director of Health and Human Services for Cuyahoga County Ohio (Cleveland and Marcia Egbert from the George Gund Foundation, about cutting-edge innovation in the field of financing social service. Listen to this episode to be inspires by the innovative way financing tools are being used to promote social good.

 

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In this episode, Dawn Carpenter, along with Marti Tirinnanzi and Bill Ulivieri, explore the idea about how cryptocurrency and Blockchain are revolutionizing the world of finance, opening the possibility for anyone, anywhere to have the possibility of transferring money, buying and selling only needing a cell phone and internet service. Listen to this episode and learn about this universal form of money which is expanding around the...

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In this episode, Dawn Carpenter interviews Allen Hershkowitz, Founding Director of Sport and Sustainability International and former Green Sports Alliance President and Founder, and Catherine Kummer, Senior Director of NASCAR Green Innovation. Together they explore the idea of marrying the popularity and influence of professional sports with the movement of environmental sustainability and how the business of sports can move public...

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In this episode, Dawn Carpenter explores the idea of food deserts and how important grocery stores are to the health of a community. Police advocate, Atif Bostic of Uplift and entrepreneur Jeff Brown of ShopRite, educate listeners about the problems with food deserts in the United States and inspire with real stories of how to solve one of America’s most fundamental public health challenges. Listen to this episode to learn more abo...

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In this episode, listeners are introduced to Ted Chandler, Chief Operating Officer of the AFL-CIO's Housing Investment Trust who explains the transformative power of putting labor's assets to work... in more ways than one.  Ted shares insights into a new project that the HIT calls Midwest At Work, an over $1 billion project to help revitalize some of the Midwest's most challenged communities.  The conversation continues...

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In this episode, listeners meet Mindy Lubber, President and founding board member of Ceres, an organization mobilizing many of the wold's largest investors and companies to take stronger action on climate change, water scarcity, and other global sustainability issues.  Mindy shares the story of how Ceres got started and tells us about the important work being done now.  Part of this work includes the creation and direction of t...

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In this episode, listeners are introduced to the challenge of affordable housing with Brian Dowling the Senior Vice President of Community Investments at CDT, America's first affordable housing REIT.  Brian shares with our listeners the importance that housing plays in the development and maintenance of stable communities-- reminding us that without stable communities none of us flourish.  The conversation continues with Susann...

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In this episode, listeners are introduced to the story of A Yard and a Half Landscaping Company through a conversation with former Harvard Divinity student Carolyn Edsell-Vetter who discusses how a successful family-owned business is transformed into a worker cooperative.  The conversation continues with Yuri Reyes, an immigrant from El Salvador, who serves as the President of the Cooperative.  Keep the conversation going on the Of...

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April 28, 2017

In this episode, listeners meet Dr. Katrin Kaeufer from the MIT CoLab. Katarin shares with our listeners the conclusions from research geared at helping mission-oriented organizations and business hire employees that share their values and have a passion for the mission.  The conversation continues with the addition of John Allen the Vice President fo People Solutions at Vancity, Canada's largest member-owned financial institut...

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In this episode, listeners meet New York Times business reporter Alexandra Stevenson to talk about her research into the efforts of the nation's largest institutional investors to influence corporate governance policies.  The conversation continues with a discussion with Donna Anderson, the Vice President and Global Corporate Governance Analyst for T.Rowe Price who discusses her role in leading the company's engagement eff...

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In this episode, listeners are introduced to the concept of community development financial institutions (CDFIs) through a conversation with the CEO of Capital Impact Partners, Ellis Carr.  Ellis explains the niche served by CDFIs and the import role they play throughout the country in bringing capital investment into under-served communities.  The conversation continues with a discuss two executives from Axis Community Health in C...

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