Apr 24, 2021

NGPF Podcast: Eva Yazhari describes her approach to impact investing


  • 0:00~8:52 Current Events with Missbehelpful: Guaranteed Access to Personal Finance Education
  • 8:52~9:28 A word from NGPF
  • 9:28~10:47 Introducing this week’s guest: Eva Yazhari, Co-Founder and CEO of Beyond Capital
  • 10:47~12:39 Early money lessons
  • 12:39~14:48 Transition from college to Wall Street
  • 14:48~17:28 Life as an investment banker 
  • 17:28~19:05 What is impact investing?
  • 19:05~20:58 Similarities and differences between impact investing and ESGs
  • 20:58~22:12 What is venture capital?
  • 22:12~26:48 On choosing which companies to invest in
  • 26:48~30:22 Investing in and working with Kasha
  • 30:22~32:58 Working with companies abroad 
  • 32:58~36:47 Taking a holistic approach to impact investing
  • 36:47~38:54 Writing The Good Your Money Can Do
  • 38:54~41:20 Importance of having great mentors 
  • 41:20~42:31 Conclusion



  • “Unless you are planning to put your money under your mattress, impact investing is for you… At the end of the day, it’s not just about making money, it’s also about feeling good and contributing beyond ourselves.”

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.

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