By Danielle St. Luce, Investment Associate, Cogent Consulting PBC The last few years have seen new organizations and emerging funds use racial equity as part of...read more
After 20 years in business, Cogent Consulting converted to a Specific Benefit Corporation in 2018.We are an independent, strategic, financial, and impact investing firm empoweringpurpose-driven organizations....read more
Top tips from our founder, Susan Hammel, after 25 years of succesful consulting.read more
Part of Cogent’s commitment is to make a lasting impact through changing the way people think about money – thinking beyond the individual level to the...read more
Over $112 million in capital invested in low-income communities as Minnesota faces one of America’s largest wealth gaps The Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) and several...read more
Top of my mind these days is investing in line with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion values. Many institutions promised bold moves after George Floyd was murdered. Who is following through and doing this well? Racial justice requires new pathways for capital flows. I’m excited to be part of the McKnight Foundation’s Groundbreak Coalition, aiming to deploy $2b in flexible capital over 10 years to disrupt the status quo. In Minnesota we are a generous state, a charitable state, a hard-working state: we need to try new approaches to create that famous quality of life for all. We are leading a session on Place Based Impact Investing at the Mission Investors Exchange conference in Baltimore. Reach out if you’ll be there so I can include you in the informal MN meet-ups.