Jan. 18, 2023

From ESG to Impact: Gaining Transparency

This #rHatchery conversation between hosts Matt Perez and Jose Leal with Paul Allard, co-founder of Impak Finance, is about why going from a financial economy to an impact economy is no longer an option. Comment away!

Moving from a financial economy to an impact economy is no longer an option due to the pressing global challenges we face today. These challenges, such as climate change, inequality, and social unrest, require a more sustainable and responsible approach to business and finance. Impact investing, which prioritizes social and environmental outcomes alongside financial returns, has gained traction as investors seek to align their investments with their values. Furthermore, consumers and employees increasingly demand companies act responsibly and contribute to a more sustainable future. Chimie in to the conversation to learn why transitioning to an impact economy is not only necessary but also beneficial for businesses, society, and the planet.

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Paul Allard


Serial tech entrepreneur with a track record of achieving business results, through leadership, management, innovative problem solving, networking, financial engineering and M&A. Successfully led & managed multi-disciplinary teams in UK, France, Canada, Mexico, USA. Experience in various aspects of business: Finance, M&A, Sales, Marketing in industries such as Software, Marketing and Entertainment. In 2008 is Founder and CEO of Engagement Labs Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EL), the data-based communications company and creator of eValue™ - the global benchmark for social scoring.

Since 2007, he is invited professor at UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal) for a series of seminars about entrepreneurship. In 2004, Mr. Allard is founder and CEO of Triangle Growth Capital 1, a Capital Pool Company that he lists on the TSX Venture (TRL.P) in March 2005 raising 1,5M$. In 1997 he founded ZAQ Interactive Solutions Inc. and acted as President and CEO until the company was sold to ISAC Technologies in March 2003 (ISF.VN).

Mr. Allard is frequently invited as speaker and has served as key-note speaker, panel member, chair and moderator in Asia, Europe and North America in over 50 events.