Forget ‘one size fits all’. The best funding appeals are tailored to their audience.
In the vast pool of data, how can investors see the impact their money is making?
When Liesel Pritzker Simmons, co-founder of Blue Haven Initiative, looks at a project, she said, she asks: “What is the problem they’re trying to solve?”
For this issue I spoke with Liesel Pritzker Simmons of Blue Haven Initiative, where she oversees an impact investing portfolio structured to generate financial returns and address social and environmental challenges.
Younger members of wealthy families are exerting pressure on their elders to review their investments.
Unlike fine wine, philanthropic commitment does not have to improve with age. We have talked to four young philanthropists who want to give sooner rather than later: They have all hit major philanthropic milestones before turning 40.
How are investors and entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa addressing the challenges they face? For answers, we talked to Lauren Cochran, a managing director at Blue Haven Initiative, whose primary focus is on that region.
Young urge elders to back ESG-linked projects instead of traditional philanthropy.
In the 1990s, she was a successful child actress. Now, after striking out on her own, an heir to one of America’s most famous fortunes is putting that money to good work.
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.
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