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Impact Investment for the Next Generation – Varan Pathmanathan, CEO & Founder at Make Impact

Step aside. The new generation is coming with tall orders and high demands, and financial institutions better be willing to listen! We’ve recently been covering the trend of democratization of Financial Services, especially within the wealth management space. A number of movements, especially amongst the younger generations, like the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early), and the Antiwork movement are causing millennials and Gen Zeters to rethink their approach to earning, saving and spending.  This is resulting in a never before seen demand for wealth creation and wealth building products from a generation that has traditionally been neglected by the Financial Services Industry.

In this lively conversation with Varan Parthmanathan, CEO & Founder at Make Impact, he shares with us how Make Impact is educating a younger generation to invest sustainably. In this conversation you’ll find out the distinct consumer behaviours of those between 18  and 28 driving a change in the industry. Varan also discusses the mindset shift required from financial organisations to learn to listen to the needs of this group to develop solutions fit for their needs and values. Varan’s contagious enthusiasm, knowledge and passion for disrupting the investment space will leave you wanting to try out their platform and start making impact. 

Chris Crespo
Chris Crespo
Chris is a Founding Partner and Chief Editor at Nordic Fintech Magazine, where he simplifies complex financial ideas into easy-to-understand content. With a over 15 years of experience in Management Consulting and financial services, including collaborations with some of Europe's largest banks, he offers profound industry insights. Previously serving as the Chief Futurist at the largest bank in the Nordics, Chris is at the forefront of the Future of Financial Services, Money, Disruption, and Ethical AI in Finance. He is also a guest lecturer at Stanford University, Singularity University and Copenhagen Business School, where he frequently discusses the future of Money, Finance, and Entrepreneurship in Financial Services. As a Behavioral Economist, Chris is passionate about studying how human behavior and decision-making relate to risk. He also delves into the connections between psychology, leadership, and technology within financial services.