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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Why I Love Impact Hub

Why I Love Impact Hub

On August 09, 2018

Getting Out of My Basement: Why I Love The New Impact Hub/FINNOVATION Lab At first, it was all about the coffee. Consulting entails many coffee meetings...

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What Susan is doing?

When COVID-19 and the ensuing economic disruption hit, I worried that impact investing would recede as investors sought comfort in old-style investing and social entrepreneurs kept their day jobs. Luckily, my worries were for naught: more investors are interested in doing good and doing well. More philanthropists are looking for innovative ways to address the multiple crises we face: health, economic, racial, civic, climate, and rural. Social entrepreneurs are launching and growing their ideas to address the world's problems. These leaders give me hope!