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...read more
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...read more
Build on the Love People Have for Where They Live In my third blog post as Minnesota Council on Foundations’ Executive in Residence, I discuss galvanizing...read more
Do You Know Where Your Cash Sleeps At Night In my second blog post as Minnesota Council on Foundations’ Executive in Residence, I cover a few...read more
Can Business do well and good? As the Minnesota Council on Foundations’ executive in residence, I will be regularly contributing posts to their blog. In my...read more
Right now I’m hopeful: more people are getting vaccinated every day, gender and racial equity remains top of mind for all even though a year has passed since the murder of George Floyd, and more money is moving into making a positive social and environmental impact. After getting my start in impact investing in the 1990s with Prudential Financial headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, I’m particularly excited to see other corporations join the party. Many investors are requesting “education to action” engagements, which is also a change from just a few years ago. And social entrepreneurs like Kate Mortenson of iPondr, the gener8tor team, and Dr. Paul Johnson of Brown Venture Group, the heart of why we do the work we do, well, they continue to inspire me with their tenacity and brilliance.