About Charly Kleissner

Charly Kleissner is an impact investor. He believes that the fundamental and real meaning of wealth is to make a positive contribution to humanity and the planet. He is a leader of the deep impact movement which is not only treating the symptoms of our failing economic system, but its root causes – with a level of awareness and consciousness that is non-anthropocentric, acknowledging that humanity is part of the evolutionary process, not outside of it. He sees impact investing not as an intellectual exercise, but as an expression of who he really is.

Dr. Kleissner co-founded KL Felicitas Foundation, Social-Impact International, the Central European Investment Ready Program, and Hawai’i Investment Ready, which help social entrepreneurs worldwide accelerate and increase their impact. Dr. Kleissner co-founded Toniic, a global network for impact investors, and Toniic’s 100% Network, a global group of asset owners dedicated to 100% impact, currently representing over $6 billion in assets that are actively moving into impact.

Dr. Kleissner serves as a full member of The Club of Rome, as Chairman of the Board at ImpactAssets, on the Board of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and Proof of Impact, and on the Advisory Board of Chi Impact Capital, Industree Foundation, Impact Hub Tirol, MCI Business School, Commonland, 4L Capital and Rainfall.

Dr. Kleissner has over twenty years of experience as a senior technology executive in Silicon Valley. He held executive and senior engineering management positions at Hewlett-Packard, NeXT, RightPoint, and Ariba. Dr. Kleissner earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Technology, Vienna. 

In this episode we dive into:

  • Defining success from having it all to being who you are meant to be
  • The essence of consciousness at the beginning and end of life
  • Choices we make on a daily basis —
  • Practices of mindfulness that contribute to impact
  • How Charly’s work with Steve Jobs in Silicon Valley informs his path to challenging the status quo
  • The key ingredient in systems change, and
  • Impact investing as a path to awakening consciousness 

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