Investing in Health

Investing in Health

On September 14, 2021

Good jobs.  Safe homes and communities.  Quality schools.  Fresh food.  Close friends and family.  Excellent medical care.  With the COVID-19 Delta variant surging, my mind is...

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What Susan Was Doing in June

What Susan Was Doing in June

On June 01, 2021

Right now I’m hopeful: more people are getting vaccinated every day, gender and racial equity remains top of mind for all even though a year has...

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Half of entrepreneurs don’t have this key relationship—you can change that

Half of entrepreneurs don’t have this key relationship—you can change that

On May 21, 2021

Ask most successful people how they launched their business and they will say luck, grit, and support from friends and family: a spouse, their parents, maybe a...

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Black Lives Matter: A Statement from the Cogent Team

Black Lives Matter: A Statement from the Cogent Team

On April 27, 2021

We affirm that Black Lives Matter and recommit to that value in the wake of Duante Wright, Adam Toldedo, and Ma’Khia Bryant’s deaths at the hands of police.

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Four Steps to Donate Like An Investor

On March 15, 2021

In such unprecedented times, many find themselves asking: How can I help? My answer is always to lead with your heart and choose with your head.

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What Susan is doing

The latest science says we are living through an “endemic” not a pandemic, anymore (take a listen to Science Friday’s 9/17 podcast). Rather than finding this news thoroughly depressing, I’m doing my best to embrace it. I’ve never thought there would be some kind of magic getting “back” to normal: only “Build Forward Better” as we said in our June, 2021 impact investing conference. So, let’s share what we’ve learned over the last 18 months. I’ve learned that people really do want to take action and explore new ways of addressing society’s ills such as climate change and racial injustice. What did you learn? I’d love to hear. Tweet me @susan_hammel or email or leave a comment below.