Impact investing in Minnesota: old concept with new life

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 an old concept.

“If you really trace this movement of aligning investments with your values, you need to go back to the Quakers and the 17th century,” says Susan Hammel, executive in residence for impact investing at the Minnesota Council on Foundations. As abolitionists, most Quakers wouldn’t invest in the slave trade and as pacifists they didn’t invest in war.

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