Hedda Pahlson-Moller is the founder and CEO of Tiime, an advocacy, advisory, and education provider focused on impact investing. In this episode, Hedda talks about her deep, personal connection to the forest, how she often feels that she is in conversation with it, and how it has taught her to slow down. Hedda shares her thoughts on the tension that exists between philanthropy and impact investing, where this tension comes from, and how we can move past it for the greater good. Hedda also shares to what degree deep self-work is a prerequisite for creating impact and how to help people feel the moral imperative of this personally.

 

In this episode, Hedda talks about:

  • Her family’s history of owning a forest and how she stewards it [03:47]
  • Her previously fast-paced life and the cost of speed [09:55]
  • Mainstreaming the impact space and the tension between philanthropy and impact investing [17:02]
  • The blended capital approach of both investing and giving grants to the same organization [26:54]
  • Her efforts to mainstream this beyond the impact space and the effects this work has had on her [29:22]
  • Her upbringing as an immigrant in the US and how this informs her investment strategy [37:30]
  • How she helps people feel the moral imperative of impact work personally [38:42]
  • How self-work is a prerequisite to doing impact work [42:58]

Resource Links

  • Tiime an advocacy, advisory, and education provider focused on impact investing
  • Toniic – A global action community for impact

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