“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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How to Grow an Impact Investing Ecosystem

How to Grow an Impact Investing Ecosystem

On May 30, 2017

In February of 2016, in partnership with Impact Hub MSP and support from the Bush Foundation, Cogent Consulting began a year long project to grow the...

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Cogent Consulting in the Press

Cogent Consulting in the Press

On April 24, 2017

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...

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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

On April 19, 2017

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...

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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

On April 19, 2017

$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...

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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!