Finding the sweet spot between profit and purpose

Corporate social responsibility is about businesses going beyond the financial interests and legal obligations of the firm to further social good. However, companies that are serious about creating social value need to extend beyond messaging, and genuinely integrate non-financial objectives into their business. This can be done through a ‘dual mandate’ – a concept that will be discussed from the speaker’s personal experiences within property development and food security investments. 



Michael Katz is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney Business School, and unit coordinator for the Community Placement Program. His research, teaching and private sector focus is on the area of business and investment where profit and social outcomes intersect. Michael has more than 10 years experience in private sector finance and investments across venture capital, funds management and property transactions. He is currently engaged as Director and principal investor in a real estate urban activation business; a Director in a refugee-focused venture capital business; and is writing a food security investment strategy for a major sovereign wealth fund. Michael holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Canberra, and a Master of Applied Finance from Charles Sturt University. 

6:30 PM @ Since i left you 

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