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Girls Who Run the World Recap: Lisa Cooper

“Business has an enormous opportunity to be a force for good,” says Lisa Cooper, Founder & CEO of Figure 8 Investments. “We try to live that every day in how we run this firm... and to encourage companies small and large to own that too.” 

This week on the Girls Who Run the World podcast (available on Apple and Spotify), Lisa shares the inspiring story behind Figure 8 Investments and how companies and individuals can align their investments with their values. 

Lisa Cooper Girls Who Run the World Podcast

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify

In this episode, you’ll learn: 

  • The inspiring story behind Figure 8 Investments [14:30] 

  • The most common misconceptions people have around investments [24:00]

  • Lisa's top tips for anyone who wants to start investing [32:30]

About Lisa Cooper

Lisa is the CEO & Founder of Figure 8 Investments. She has worked in sustainable and impact investing before people even started using those terms. For over three decades, she has been a trailblazer in the ESG investing space, managing portfolios for high net worth and institutional investors at Smith Barney Asset Management (now Clearbridge Investments) in New York and Trillium Asset Management, based in Boston, before founding Figure 8 in 2016.

Figure 8 is an SEC-registered investment advisory firm founded in 2016, with a diverse staff hailing from three continents, speaking six languages, and having earned decades of investment experience. From their headquarters in Boise, Idaho, Figure 8 manages hundreds of millions of dollars for clients across 20+ states.

The Podcast

Supporting Girls’ education is one of our biggest priorities at Our Gorongosa. We believe in creating a world with more equitable opportunities for young women everywhere — because we know girls have the power to change the world! 

Listen to the full podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode!

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