Activating Individual Investors for Impact

Activating Individual Investors for Impact

On November 11, 2022

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...

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Minnesota Impact Investing Initiative Results in 500 Affordable Homes

Minnesota Impact Investing Initiative Results in 500 Affordable Homes

On October 13, 2022

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...

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Workaholic TerriB’s Top 10 Tips to “Retire”

Workaholic TerriB’s Top 10 Tips to “Retire”

On October 06, 2022

I “retired” in June 2014 after working since I was age 15.  Most of my adult life I worked in a leadership role in philanthropy and...

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What Susan Was Doing in August

What Susan Was Doing in August

On August 15, 2022

Who knew how much I missed business travel? Despite the still-cramped seats, forced close proximity to other humans in a small capsule, and a few crabby...

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Why I Joined the Fresh Energy Board

Why I Joined the Fresh Energy Board

On April 08, 2022

In honor of Earth Day After finishing up as Finance Committee and Board Chair of the Citizens League I had decided not to serve on any...

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What Susan is doing

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.