Home Matters

On April 10, 2020

Home Matters by Susan Hammel, CFA, Founder and CEO Cogent Consulting PBC We need to come together (from a distance) now more than ever as we...

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Opportunity Zones: A Boon For Investors or Real Opportunity For All?

On May 15, 2019

This article was originally published by Minnesota Council on Foundations in Giving Forum Magazine’s Spring 2019 Edition Written by Susan Hammel, CFA Call me Pollyanna but...

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Making an Impact: Susan Hammel, Cogent Consulting

Making an Impact: Susan Hammel, Cogent Consulting

On April 19, 2019

This interview was written by Nicole Melancon and originally appeared on the Impact Hub MSP’s Blog Making an Impact: Susan Hammel, Cogent Consulting Susan Hammel is...

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Building a Place-Based Impact Investing Ecosystem in Minnesota

Building a Place-Based Impact Investing Ecosystem in Minnesota

On November 15, 2018

This article by Mission Investors Exchange originally appeared on the Mission Investors Exchange blog in May 2017 A Closer Look at the Minnesota Collaboration Mission Investors...

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How to Launch a Collaborative Fund

How to Launch a Collaborative Fund

On October 25, 2018

How to Launch a Collaborative Fund By Eric White, CAIA and Susan Hammel, CFA, Cogent Consulting Ever since we launched the Minnesota Impact Investing Initiative in...

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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.