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Jeremy Balkin
Jeremy K. Balkin is regarded as an international thought leader on ethics in banking, impact investing, and the strategic engagement of millennials in financial services. He is author of Investing with Impact: Why Finance is a Force for Good. The book makes the case for an ethical transformation of Capitalism; outlines how millennials will reshape Wall St and corporate America; articulates why finance is a force for good; and outlines how to make impact investing a mainstream investment approach.

In 2008 he survived a life-changing extreme sports injury that shaped his purpose to deploy financial resources to improve the state of the world, and The Huffington Post described Jeremy K. Balkin as the "Anti-Wolf of Wall Street" for his work making the case that banking and finance are forces for good. His popular TED talk has been viewed nearly half a million times, and he has been invited to speak at Davos, the United Nations, London School of Economics, Harvard Business School and Yale School of Management.

Jeremy K. Balkin has run five marathons, successfully returned from Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal, and received the prestigious UNSW Alumni Award for Achievement. He is designated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and has studied at the UNSW Business School, Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and Harvard Kennedy School.

Follow him on twitter @jbapex

Entries by Jeremy Balkin

Who Wants to Be a Trillionaire?

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 12:02 PM

Imagine what the world would look like if impact investing had the same mainstream acceptance as value investing? There would be fewer people imprisoned, healthier children, a cleaner environment, improved infrastructure and more efficient governments. In this utopia, investors would also be earning above market returns allowing...

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Remember Where You Come From

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 12:40 PM

Today I had the privilege of delivering an important address to prestigious Australian School of Business at my undergraduate Alma Mater, the University of New South Wales. Talking to 1,500 of the brightest minds in the Asia-Pacific region, in 2013 the Australian School of Business MBA Program was ranked

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Davos Summarized in 3 P's

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 10:21 AM

Last week I attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. It was a unique experience that enabled me to catch up with old friends, make new professional acquaintances, and continue to connect and collaborate with people I've been working with to change the world. Specifically...

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Philanthropy as an Asset Class

(3) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 8:08 PM

In just a few days the most important annual gathering of world leaders, chief executives, philanthropists and Nobel laureates, will be taking place in a small skiing village in Switzerland. This gathering is for the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, where this year's theme is appropriately...

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Kick the Wolf Out of Wall Street

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2013 | 6:12 AM

I was lucky enough to get tickets to an advanced screening of Martin Scorsese's latest film, The Wolf of Wall Street.

It was three hours of no holds barred hedonism, debauchery, misogyny, drugs and money, representing the very worst of finance.

Finance has been through a checkered period over the...

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Is There a Mandela in Finance?

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 8:43 PM

Five years on from the Global Financial Crisis many people are still waiting for a visionary leader to emerge because finance is crying out for Leadership.

Leadership in terms of values, culture, business practice, value creation, direction, free markets and profit.

Imagine how much better the state of...

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The Noble Cause

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 7:56 AM

Last month Columbia University curated a TEDX event themed A Better Tomorrow.

The event hosted a select group of international experts showcasing their "ideas worth spreading" in front of a sold out Miller Theater, who each gave entertaining 12 minute speeches about how issues like social media,...

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Give While You Live

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 1:33 PM

In December 2008 Credit Default Swaps (CDS) were all the range. Everywhere you looked in finance there was talk about this company on the verge of collapse or that institution about to go under. Bankers and hedge funds were salivating at talk of double digit spreads and failure rates. People...

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