When I sat down to write this blog, I did some free word association with our portfolio company names and the events of the year. Because I’m more a math person than a words person, I used a couple of the same words over and over?—?mostly “craziness” (good crazy) and “fail” (bad crazy, oversimplified). Some companies got both, depending on the time of year.
When Jessica Brooks started at Boston Community Capital, it was one in a handful of impact investors in Boston. The kind of work the community development financial institution—now called BlueHub Capital—was doing wasn’t called impact investing then. That was 17 years ago. “Impact investing” came later.
Donor advised funds, or DAFs, are set up by nonprofits to allow investors to make donations into an investment fund and get a tax break for a charitable contribution as the assets in these vehicles are eventually given to qualified nonprofits.
The annual GSG Honors and GSG Millennial Honors celebrate the individuals and organisations radically reshaping how measurable impact on people and the planet is reflected in financial decision-making.
For Liesel Pritzker Simmons, there’s no shortcut to raising the bar on impact investment performance.
Millennials are coming into money and want to invest it responsibly.
Lauren Cochran, Managing Director at Blue Haven Initiative, joins hosts Nick Ashburn and Sandi Hunt Live from SOCAP 2017 in San Francisco on this special edition of Dollars and Change.
Lauren is featured in Wharton Magazine's special issue, 40 Under 40: Young Alumni to Watch.
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