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Farahnaz Karim

Opinion 1 Farahnaz Karim 2 June 2021

The nature of capital and other threats to impact

Human nature and its constructs Capitalism is arguably our triumphant ideology, a foundational construct that orders our lives and societies. It fuels an entire system where private profit (and ego) stimulates creativity, innovation, complex systems, …

Practical advice Farahnaz Karim 20 July 2020

Riding the impact wave: The brave new world

In this uncertain era, many are re-imagining and preparing for a Brave New World. A world where profit is inextricably linked to people and the planet; a world where disciplines such as economics and accounting …

Opinion Farahnaz Karim and Audrey Selian 23 May 2020

A call for ‘timely’ capital

The reality of fund-raising for those seeking ‘patient capital’ has proven more elusive than the current optimistic narrative about impact investing would suggest, and it begs the question: can capital really be patient? The unstated …