B The Change Feature
“Stephanie Cordes didn’t plan on getting involved in impact investing. Her interest was fashion — and it was a passion she followed straight into a job at Condé Nast, publisher of Vogue, after college. “Growing up, it was my ideal career path,” she says.
Her focus changed a bit, though, after attending the 2013 Opportunity Collaboration gathering, an annual retreat bringing together investors, academics and nonprofit executives to focus on ways of alleviating global poverty.
Suddenly, Cordes says, the fashion industry lost some of its allure.”