• We are an independent, Minneapolis-based strategic, financial, and impact investing firm
    empowering purpose-driven organizations that drive positive social impact in their communities.

We are advocates for people who have a passion for their work and a commitment to creating their own success. Our financial acumen is balanced with demonstrated leadership ability, appreciation for the values of people we assist, and an innate ability to communicate effectively. We empower individuals to achieve their organization’s mission, and in turn they shape lives and make a difference in their communities.

– Susan Hammel, CEO

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

March 14-15, MinneapolisConnectUP!

April 12, Bloomington – Carleton Breakfast Club:”Can You Do Good and Do Well?”

April 23-25, NashvilleCLA 2018 National Foundation Conference

May 16, ChicagoMission Investors Echange Conference

Past Speaking Engagements

September 28MCF Midwest Family Foundation Webinar Series: “Using Impact Investing Tools For Mission”

October 10-12San Francisco SOCAP: “Real Places: Real Change for Diverse Communities” with Mission Investors Exchange

October 18MCF Midwest Corporate Philanthropy Webinar: “Triple Bottom Line Best Practices”

November 7-8Minneapolis Confluence Philanthropy Water Summit: “Water Quality and Sustainable Agriculture”

November 30NYC High water Women Investing for Impact Symposium 2017: “Taking Action: Removing obstacles to change”

January 11 – Carleton Breakfast Club: “Can You Do Good and Do Well?”

January 30Fresh Energy: “Energizing Impact: How Can Private Investment Spur Clean Energy For All?


Tony Loyd Podcast: The Twin Cities Impact Investing Ecosystem Map with Susan Hammel, Cogent Consulting

SOCAP 17: Come Together, Right Now: Catalyzing Place-Based Impact Investing Ecosystems

Fresh Energy: Energize for Impact

High Water Women’s 2017 Impact Investing Symposium: Taking Action: Removing Obstacles to Change

Food Finance Institute: Impact Investing in Regenerative Agriculture

Social Impact Now: Structural Racism, the ecosystem, and unaccredited investors in impact investing

Social Entrepreneur Roundtable

Cogent’s Social Entrepreneur Roundtables are an opportunity for social enterprises to discuss the challenges of entrepreneurship and impact investing as well as to share and exchange resources.

Learn more about the roundtables.