Working moms: can we have it all? by Susan Hammel, Founder and President Cogent Consulting Now that my 2 babies are grown up, I can’t help...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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!