Impact investing in Minnesota: old concept with new life

Impact investing in Minnesota: old concept with new life

On October 20, 2016

I sat down with Maja Beckstrom of the Pioneer Press to talk about impact investing. Check out our conversation: Though it’s a new buzzword, impact investing is...

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Twin Cities Impact Investing Ecosystem Project: Phase II Update

Twin Cities Impact Investing Ecosystem Project: Phase II Update

On October 05, 2016

Ecosystem Ideas Over the last month we have received 45 ideas for improving the impact investing ecosystem from over 33 innovative thinkers. Some of the ideas...

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Who Knew We Have A Hotly Bubbling Twin Cities Impact Investing Scene?

Who Knew We Have A Hotly Bubbling Twin Cities Impact Investing Scene?

On September 12, 2016

Who Knew We Have A Hotly Bubbling Twin Cities Impact Investing Scene? In my sixth blog post as Minnesota Council on Foundations’ Executive in Residence, I reflect...

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When Mini-Golf Goes Rogue, Artists Win

When Mini-Golf Goes Rogue, Artists Win

On August 19, 2016

When Mini-Golf Goes Rogue, Artists Win In my fifth blog post as Minnesota Council on Foundations’ Executive in Residence, I showcase the new social enterprise Can...

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Mission Investors Fill The Baltimore Marriot

Mission Investors Fill The Baltimore Marriot

On June 28, 2016

Mission Investors Fill The Baltimore Marriot In my fourth blog post as Minnesota Council on Foundations’ Executive in Residence, I recount my experience at the Mission...

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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!