“Throughout our history the deal was: We left the world a better place than we found it. That was progress. The wheel. The Rule of Law. Anything.” – From the film ‘The Age of Stupid’
To me that was exactly what getting involved in impact investing was all about – to ‘put my money where my mouth is’ and do something to better the world. Of course, this is a figurative statement, since I am not wealthy. But then impact investing shouldn’t only be for millionaires and above. Impact investing involves a lot more than just giving money to some passionate social entrepreneur to do the work. We can all contribute, no matter what social, political or monetary capital we possess. Perhaps the most valuable asset we can all invest is time, which is the one thing that makes us all equal. We all have limited time, so spending time on something that enriches the lives of others is perhaps more meaningful than just spending money on yourself.