Good Intentions In Impact Investing Are Not Enough

Good Intentions In Impact Investing Are Not Enough

On March 13, 2018

Good Intentions In Impact Investing Are Not Enough I didn’t get into impact investing because of a life goal to become a banker, a dream to become a...

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Impact Investing Is Hot: Why Am I Worried?

Impact Investing Is Hot: Why Am I Worried?

On January 10, 2018

Impact Investing Is Hot: Why Am I Worried? In this article for Minnesota Council on Foundation’s Giving Form I describe the challenges I see facing the...

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What’s Up With Women and Impact Investing?

What’s Up With Women and Impact Investing?

On January 03, 2018

What’s Up With Women and Impact Investing In this month’s blog post I reflect on the incredible women driving impact investing innovation. I was inspired; I was...

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Local Matters: Why Not Invest Where You Live?

Local Matters: Why Not Invest Where You Live?

On October 05, 2017

Local Matters: Why Not Invest Where You Live? Philanthropy Northwest is developing a fund inspired by the Minnesota Impact Investing Initiative which Cogent facilitated for Minnesota...

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“But For Us?” Is It Still a Useful Impact Investing Question

“But For Us?” Is It Still a Useful Impact Investing Question

On August 07, 2017

“But For Us?” Is It Still a Useful Impact Investing Question This month’s blog post which is takes a hard look at the “but for” test and its...

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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!