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Cogent Consulting in the Press

Cogent Consulting in the Press This week Cogent Consulting has been featured in several articles for the fixed income bond fund that Susan Hammel and Eric White created for Minnesota Council on Foundations. Check out these articles from Chief Investment Officer, Mission Investors Exchange, and Philanthropy News […]

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Top 5 Impacts of the Twin Cities Impact Investing Ecosystem Project

Top 5 Impacts of the Twin Cities Impact Investing Ecosystem Project   Thanks to support from the Bush Foundation, Cogent Consulting has spent the last year partnering with Impact Hub MSP to scale and mainstream the Twin Cities Impact Investing Ecosystem. During the course of the year, […]

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$20 Million Impact Investment for Affordable Housing and Small Business in MN

$20 Million Impact Investment for Affordable Housing and Small Business in MN I am thrilled to share this month’s blog post which is about a new impact investing fund that Cogent Consulting created for Minnesota Philanthropists. Minnesota is famous for its Midwestern modesty. Despite all efforts to stay under […]

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Emerging Impact Investing Strategies for Rural Communities

  Event Name: Emerging Impact Investing Strategies for Rural Communities Sponsor: Mission Investors Exchange Date: 2/9/17 Location: Webinar Cogent Attendee: Eric White   Key Takeaways Rural economic development lending and investment ecosystems are much less developed than their urban counterparts in California – this is likely true […]

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Invest In Your Street, Not Just Wall Street

Invest In Your Street, Not Just Wall Street This month’s blog post is about rethinking where we put our assets and the power of investing locally. Giving locally makes a lot of sense. We’re lucky in Minnesota to have one of the most generous communities in the country and […]

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Investing for Impact in a Post-Trump World

Investing for Impact in a Post-Trump World This month’s blog post addresses thinking about impact in a time of uncertainty. This month I was going to write about gender lens investing. I had a lot to share about all the research that shows that companies with 3 or […]

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Investment Bankers Gone Good: Making Money and Saving the World

Investment Bankers Gone Good: Making Money and Saving the World This month’s blog post as Minnesota Council on Foundation’s Executive in Residence is about my experience at the Gratitude Railroad. Imagine my surprise when a hedge fund manager invited me to a retreat of the “Gratitude Railroad” rather […]

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A Story of the Social Capital Markets Conference

A Story of the Social Capital Markets Conference This month’s blog post as Minnesota Council on Foundation’s Executive in Residence is about my experience at SOCAP16. Read on

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Impact investing in Minnesota: old concept with new life

I sat down with Maja Beckstrom of the Pioneer Press to talk about impact investing. Check out our conversation: Though it’s a new buzzword, impact investing is an old concept. “If you really trace this movement of aligning investments with your values, you need to go back to […]

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Twin Cities Impact Investing Ecosystem Project: Phase II Update

Ecosystem Ideas Over the last month we have received 45 ideas for improving the impact investing ecosystem from over 33 innovative thinkers. Some of the ideas came from stakeholders of the ecosystem but many came from local supporters of the ecosystem who are not directly involved in […]

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