International Impact Investor, Mark Cheng, Talks Social Entrepreneurship, Business Model Innovation And Purpose (Podcast)
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In this episode
Aasmah talks to Mark Cheng about his journey into impact
investment, why he is passionate about his work and the feeling of
success when your investment helps millions of people.
Podcast host: Aasmah Mir
Aasmah Mir is an award winning broadcaster and journalist. She
currently co-hosts the Breakfast Show on Times Radio and writes a
regular column for The Times.
Guest: Mark Cheng
Mark Cheng is a leading impact investor who has invested in and
helped raise over $250million for social ventures – purpose driven
companies with a mission to achieve social and environmental goals.
He is a coach and advisor to many social enterprise leaders in
areas including education, healthcare, sustainable agriculture and
clean energy. Mark is the founder of Social Innovation Circle, a
partnership of social innovators driving new business models for
social impact, and a member of the Leadership Group at Ashoka, the
global network of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs.
Ashoka supports more than 4,000 CEOs and founders of social sector
organisations through its prestigious Fellowship program in over 90
Prior to becoming an impact investor, Mark was an investment
banker at Deutsche Bank and later at AMBAC Assurance, an insurance
company where he was responsible for a credit portfolio of over
$8billion of infrastructure lending. He is a guest lecturer in
Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Hong Kong, and writes
and speaks frequently on social entrepreneurship and finance. He is
the author of the Social Investment Toolkit, a manual for start-up
social entrepreneurs in how to raise investment. Mark is based in
Hong Kong and London.
Mark Cheng Guest Speaker
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