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Deep Impact conversation with Alie Korijn and Charly Kleissner: Be the disruptor of going back to business as usual – systemic change is personal

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It is becoming increasingly clear that we  need to change all systems – economic, financial, health, education – if we are to address the complex issues of climate change, economic inequalities and social injustice. What is perhaps less clear is how we incorporate systems thinking and systems change into our daily work and lives and how to avoid going back to business as usual. Join us in this interactive conversation between Charly Kleissner and Alexandra Korijn on their ongoing deep impact journey, and which tools and templates are helping them incorporate this mindset into their daily work and lives.

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Alexandra Korijn

Alexandra Korijn is passionate about impact investing, and the building of a regenerative, impact economy. She is the Co-Founder of New AJE Capital, a holding company that is building a 100% deep impact portfolio with a focus on mitigating climate change (through agriculture/food systems, and land stewardship) and reducing social and economic inequalities. Previously, she was an Associate Director at Enclude Capital, a boutique impact investment bank, providing capital structuring, capital raising, M&A and strategy support to social entrepreneurs, fund managers, foundations and financial institutions.

She is based in London, UK, and serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Toniic, as well as on the Supervisory Board of Pymwymic and Management Board of Soil Heroes Foundation. She has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, and a B.Sc. in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University.

Dr. Charly Kleissner

Charly Kleissner is an impact investor. He believes that the deeper meaning of wealth is to make a positive contribution to humanity and the planet. He sees impact investing not as an intellectual exercise, but as an expression of who he really is.

Charly co-founded KL Felicitas Foundation, Social-Impact International, the Central European Investment Ready Program, Hawai’i Investment Ready, as well as Toniic and the ‘100% Impact Network’, global networks for impact investors. Dr. Kleissner serves as a full member of The Club of Rome, as Chairman of the Board at ImpactAssets, on the Board of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, and on the Advisory Board of Industree Foundation, SETup, and Rainfall.

Charly has over twenty years of experience as a senior technology executive in Silicon Valley working for companies like NeXT and Ariba. Dr. Kleissner earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Technology, Vienna.

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  1. This seems to be moment in time when we need to stop in our track and find new ways. i’m sure this conversation will help me with some new ideas

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