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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The Equity Triple Play: how to hit a home run in Gender & Racial Equity Investing

The Equity Triple Play: how to hit a home run in Gender & Racial Equity Investing

On January 21, 2021

An unfortunate CEO expressed what many other business leaders think (but have the sense not to say publicly): “I would love to promote and hire more...

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Racial Equity & Impact Investing

On September 09, 2020

Seeing a lot for sale signs lately around your neighborhood?  But the prices are astronomical?  The more you look, the more you notice that your neighborhood...

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Impact Investing 101 for Social Entrepreneurs

On August 25, 2020

In light of everything that has been going on in our country lately, many Americans have started to look into social change and social impact. How...

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What Susan is doing

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 passed since the murder of George Floyd, and more money is moving into making a positive social and environmental impact. After getting my start in impact investing in the 1990s with Prudential Financial headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, I’m particularly excited to see other corporations join the party. Many investors are requesting “education to action” engagements, which is also a change from just a few years ago. And social entrepreneurs like Kate Mortenson of iPondr, the gener8tor team, and Dr. Paul Johnson of Brown Venture Group, the heart of why we do the work we do, well, they continue to inspire me with their tenacity and brilliance.