For more than a decade, Blue Haven Initiative has pursued investment strategies which marry financial performance with social impact.
Forget ‘one size fits all’. The best funding appeals are tailored to their audience.
Philanthropy maintains tradition and brings family values to life. In a changing world, it helps a family secure its legacy – but the ways to practise philanthropy are evolving.
What role can and should investors play in strengthening democracy? “It’s important that people realize we can do big things together,” says Ian Simmons, Co-Founder and Principal of Blue Haven Initiative. Simmons discusses impact investing, universal voting, foreign money in U.S. politics, the so-called wealth tax and more on Democracy Matters.
Despite her wealth and the trappings of her upbringing, Pritzker Simmons was always more interested in what money could do for other people and the planet. She wanted to use her inheritance to help others in ways that could create further change. Her journey led her to impact investing.
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?”
Younger members of wealthy families are exerting pressure on their elders to review their investments.
Young urge elders to back ESG-linked projects instead of traditional philanthropy.
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