100WIF in Bermuda hosts first virtual event
The power of socially-conscious investing for the greater good, along with financial and emotional returns, was highlighted during the first virtual event hosted by 100 Women in Finance in Bermuda.
Eva Yazhari, the chief executive officer of Beyond Capital, an impact investment organisation “which believes investing is a mindset that can inspire good and improve the lives of impoverished communities”, led a discussion during the webinar.
She said: “I left the hedge fund industry over 10 years ago to found an impact investment fund, Beyond Capital. I am deeply inspired by the work we have done to demonstrate the power of impact investing. It was a pleasure to share my perspective and life’s work with the 100 Women in Finance network. The level of interest and engagement from members indicates that socially responsible investing is not a trend — it’s here to stay.”
Ms Yazhari added: “Through this event, I hope to spark a conversation around aligning money with values, and to inspire members to practice wealth consciousness. As women in finance, we are well-positioned to affect change in our industry. It all starts with recognising the good your money can do for our community, planet, and beyond.”
Hundreds of members across 100 Women in Finance’s global finance network listened in to the virtual event, which was sponsored by the Bermuda Business Development Agency.
Alison Morrison, managing director and founder of Bermuda Compliance Consultants Ltd, and chairwoman of the 100 Women in Finance Committee in Bermuda said: “Eva engaged our membership with a lively and interesting discussion on how each one of us can make a difference with our investment portfolio.
“During this time of uncertainty, it is clear that the lives of many will continue to be impacted. Eva helped us understand the importance of conscious leadership especially when faced with the difficult times the Covid-19 pandemic bring us.”
100 Women in Finance has a website at 100women.org
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