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Why Impact?

Sustainability

Foundational

Why Impact?

The world has been moving in the direction of investment that achieves a positive impact. We're at the critical historic juncture where we all have to push together to achieve this impact transparency. Join Sir Ronald as he explains what Impact investment and ESG investment is and the key reasons why the world is moving in the direction of assessing impact. He further highlights the similarities between technology and impact and finishes by explaining the roles different parties play in bringing about positive impacts.

Sir Ronald Cohen12:27

The purpose of the corporation

Sustainability

Foundational

The purpose of the corporation

The idea that a business's only objective is to make money is now behind us. Success in business from now on is defined as making money while improving lives and the planet. In this video, Sir Ronald delves deeper into the role of the corporation in ensuring this change.

Sir Ronald Cohen10:47

Impact through corporations

Sustainability

Foundational

Impact through corporations

We have the right to know what good and what harm companies are creating on people and the environment in their search for profit. In this video Sir Ronald discusses how we can bring this about effectively.

Sir Ronald Cohen13:29

Leadership (1/8): Why use stories?

Leadership

Foundational

Leadership (1/8): Why use stories?

In the first video to this new series on Leadership, Mandy highlights the importance of storytelling as one of the most powerful means that leaders have to influence, teach, and inspire, and discusses why it is so effective for learning.

Mandy Hickson02:58

COVID Cognition (1/2)

Regulation

Foundational

COVID Cognition (1/2)

As an extra to Christian's Behavioural Science series, in this video Christian examines the world's largest behavioural science experiment, also known as, COVID-19. He discusses how it has highlighted weaknesses in our mental models, and why we didn't see it coming.  

Christian Hunt07:03

Central Banks & Money (1/2): A Review

Money & Central Banks

Competent

Central Banks & Money (1/2): A Review

Ever since the financial crisis, central banks have dominated the news. In this video, Frances will explain why we have central banks, what they do and why, despite everything, they still have a role.

Frances Coppola11:21

Social and Sustainable Bonds (1/2)

Sustainability

Foundational

Social and Sustainable Bonds (1/2)

In the first video this series on Social & Sustainability bonds, Stephanie identifies the uses of social & sustainability bond issuance, i.e. to fund social and environmental projects, and discusses whether they have been effective.

Stephanie Sfakianos12:37

Private Equity (1/15): What is it?

Private Equity

Foundational

Private Equity (1/15): What is it?

In this exciting series on private equity, shot entirely from home, Gavin discusses its three defining features - negotiation, exit and activism - and private equity's classification as an asset class.

Gavin Ryan09:13

Hedge Fund Introduction (1/3): Background and History

Financial Sectors

Foundational

Hedge Fund Introduction (1/3): Background and History

In the first video of this introductory series on Hedge Funds, Trevor identifies the factors associated with a hedge fund - its use of short selling and leverage. And then provides a brief history along with the market today.

Trevor Pugh06:10

Accounting Basics (1/12): History of Accounting

Legal & Accounting

Foundational

Accounting Basics (1/12): History of Accounting

In the first video on this series, Saket describes the evolution of accounting, tracing back 7000 years, noting key developments which have shaped accounting into the process we know today.

Saket Modi03:34

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Insurance Regulation (1/2): Why do we need it?

Insurance

Foundational

Insurance Regulation (1/2): Why do we need it?

In the first video of this series, Sukhy emphasises the importance of regulating insurance companies with reference to the infamous collapse of AIG during the financial crisis. Sukhy discusses the international role of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) in insurance regulation post-financial crisis.

Sukhy Kaur09:17

Venture Capital (1/3): Introduction

Financial Sectors

Foundational

Venture Capital (1/3): Introduction

In the first video to this new series on Venture Capital, Harry defines the roles of Venture Capitalists, and outlines the setup of a VC fund. This includes a mixture of both Limited Partners (LPs) and General Partners (GPs). He further goes on to discuss how each of these stakeholders are paid.

Harry Davies10:04

Governance & Stewardship (1/2): The Emergence of S in ESG

Sustainability

Foundational

Governance & Stewardship (1/2): The Emergence of S in ESG

In this video, Karina talks about the emergence of ‘S’ or the ‘social’ component in the commonly used ESG acronym and how it has become central to governance and stewardship.

Karina Robinson09:02

Insurance Company Credit Ratings (1/2): Introduction

Rating Agencies

Foundational

Insurance Company Credit Ratings (1/2): Introduction

In the first video to this series, Gurdip lays out the background of credit ratings, what they are, which entities are rated, and the scope of insurance ratings methodologies.

Gurdip Dhami16:44

5 Key Things to Look for in a Bank's Annual Report and Accounts

How a Bank Works

Foundational

5 Key Things to Look for in a Bank's Annual Report and Accounts

In this video, Ted outlines the 5 key things to look for in a bank’s annual report. These include: how a bank funds its loan book; the relationship between the amount of equity and the total assets of the bank; the relationship between net interest income and other income; the amount being spent on costs as a proportion of total income; and whether it is adequately providing for non-performing loans.

Ted Wainman09:01

Social Bonds (1/5): Introduction

Sustainability

Foundational

Social Bonds (1/5): Introduction

In the introductory video to this social bonds series, Keith defines a social bond and discusses their different applications. He further outlines the development of the social bond market along with the key challenges the market faces today.

Keith Mullin10:41

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