Working Moms: Can We Have It All?

Working Moms: Can We Have It All?

On June 01, 2018

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...

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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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What Susan is doing

The latest science says we are living through an “endemic” not a pandemic, anymore (take a listen to Science Friday’s 9/17 podcast). Rather than finding this news thoroughly depressing, I’m doing my best to embrace it. I’ve never thought there would be some kind of magic getting “back” to normal: only “Build Forward Better” as we said in our June, 2021 impact investing conference. So, let’s share what we’ve learned over the last 18 months. I’ve learned that people really do want to take action and explore new ways of addressing society’s ills such as climate change and racial injustice. What did you learn? I’d love to hear. Tweet me @susan_hammel or email or leave a comment below.