Empire Global Ventures CEO Alexandra Stanton tells TechRepublic’s Dan Patterson how investing in community and culture is good business. The following is an edited transcript of the interview.

Dan Patterson: Where do these values of doing a double bottom-line company come from? How did you figure that this was not just good for the culture, good for the city, but also good for business?

Alexandra Stanton: So my husband and I co-founded our company together. And the beauty of co-founding a business together is that you get to determine its values, its ethos, and its philosophies. We decided that we wanted to do good while we did well. We saw that there was a wonderful opportunity in the New York landscape to attract businesses with shared values, and to help them rise.

Dan Patterson: I know you invest in all kinds of companies and all kinds of…

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