Are Two Bottom Lines Better Than One?

Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing
By Ashley Milne-Tyte
October 27, 2017

For some com­pa­nies, doing good is as much a part of the cor­po­rate ethos as doing well. But does pri­or­i­tiz­ing social and envi­ron­men­tal impact along with profit actu­ally work?

Find­ing the rare uni­corn startup that both dis­rupts an indus­try and changes the world for the bet­ter has been the mis­sion for Nancy Pfund of DBL Ven­tures. These dou­ble bot­tom line busi­nesses are chang­ing the way many are think­ing about sus­tain­abil­ity. In this episode of the pod­cast we learn what Nancy val­ues in these com­pa­nies, visit a trans­for­ma­tive soap fac­tory in a strug­gling Chicago com­mu­nity, and hear from Hilary Irby, Mor­gan Stanley’s co-​​head of Global Sus­tain­able Finance, about how this approach works and what poten­tial investors should keep in mind.

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