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September 18, 2015 11:11 ET

Impact Hub NYC and Bard MBA in Sustainability Program Announce New Speaker Series: The Sustainable Business Series

Launches With Author Ben Bingham & New Book, Making Money Matter: Impact Investing to Change the World

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 18, 2015) -  Impact Hub NYC, a coworking and events space for social impact professionals taking action to drive positive change, announces its NEW speaker series with the Bard MBA in Sustainability program: The Sustainable Business Series. Impact Hub NYC is part of MissionHUB, a network of Impact Hub coworking campuses in San Francisco, Berkeley, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., and the Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP) for impact investing.

"We live in a world that believes the primary purpose of money is to make more money. What we invest in matters little, as long as those investments generate handsome returns. This dangerous belief is based on a fundamental misconception that you can't make money and do good at the same time. Benjamin Bingham ... has the courage to dispel this myth and show you how you can make money by aligning your investments with your values."
-- Jeffrey Hollender, Co-Founder, Executive Chairperson, Seventh Generation, Inc., co-founder of the American Sustainable Business Council

Tonight, Ben Bingham will discuss his new book, introducing the audience to the dysfunctional nature of the current financial framework and points to ways this can be healed. Its overview of the SRI world will inspire investors to push their advisors' envelope while providing new strategies to meet the demand for positive impact. It provides a philosophical basis for transforming our view of money from an end unto itself to a means to change the world.

This talk is part of the NEW Sustainable Business Series (SBS) offered by the Bard MBA in Sustainability & Impact Hub NYC. The SBS brings leaders in sustainable business to New York City to foster conversation around cutting-edge ideas.

"We are proud to launch this series in partnership with the Bard MBA in Sustainability program," says Sam Utne, Managing Director, Impact Hub NYC. "This is a perfect example of 'impact investing' events we are excited to offer year-round to align better with the rest of our MissionHUB family and SOCAP-themed content. We welcome the opportunity to partner with great academic institutions who are supporting our community with resources and offering access to world-class thought leadership."

Mr. Bingham's book provides a bridge to a new money paradigm for people who care about the planet and society at large. It is designed to inspire and connect deeply felt values to practical financial understanding and advice. This new approach covers all aspects of money from everyday transactions to high impact investment options, describing a new investment paradigm that will support both reasonable returns and long-term societal and planetary health.

Click here to RSVP to this event, and others, at Impact Hub NYC.

About Impact Hub
Impact Hub NYC is a coworking and events space for a membership community of entrepreneurs, activists, creatives, and professionals taking action to drive positive social and environmental change. Impact Hub NYC is owned and operated by MissionHUB, a network of Impact Hub campuses in San Francisco, Berkeley, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., as well as the Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP) for impact investing. Impact Hubs are part of the global network of more than 11,000 members. Since 2008, Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP), has been dedicated to accelerating a new global market at the intersection of money & meaning. The annual flagship event in San Francisco is the largest conference for impact investors and social entrepreneurs.

The Bard MBA in Sustainability is one of a select few graduate programs globally that fully integrates sustainability into a core business curriculum. At Bard, students work in collaborative teams learning how to build businesses and not-for-profit organizations that combine economic, environmental, and social objectives into an integrated bottom line that creates not only healthier businesses, but also a more sustainable world. Graduates of the Bard MBA are transforming existing companies, starting their own, and pioneering a new paradigm of doing business that meets human needs, protects and restores the Earth's systems, and treats all stakeholders with respect.

Ben Bingham attended Groton School, Yale University, and Emerson College in England. He writes regularly for The Huffington Post. He is a Fellow of Economists for Peace and Security (EPS) and a member of the Investors' Circle and the Social Venture Network. Author of Making Money Matter: Impact Investing to Change the World, published by Prospecta Press, Westport, CT -- Distributed by Perseus Books. Available wherever books are sold. Hardcover - $22.95 - ISBN: 978-1-63226-023-9. eBook - $11.99 - ISBN: 978-1-63226-024-6.

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