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.
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.
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.
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