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.
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.
For Liesel Pritzker Simmons, there’s no shortcut to raising the bar on impact investment performance.
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.
Ahead of Unlocking Solar Capital Africa this November 1-2, GOGLA talks to Lauren about Blue Haven Initiative’s involvement in the off-grid space.
Lauren Cochran scouts for deals in Africa as director of private investments for Blue Haven Initiative. Cochran spoke to Margaret Collins of Bloomberg Briefs about how she finds emerging companies on the world’s second-biggest continent.
Accra, Ghana – PEG, the leading off-grid solar company in Ghana, announced today that it has closed a $7.5 million Series A round. The funding will be used to expand operations in Ghana, build out the management team, and to enter Ivory Coast.
WSII’s report, “Great Expectations: Mission Preservation and Financial Performance in Impact Investing,” aimed to debunk the expectation that impact investors must always sacrifice financial returns when seeking social returns.
Social entrepreneurship is on the rise. Sixty percent of all social enterprises today were founded only within the past eight years, according to Harvard Business Review.
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