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Local Investing for Impact: A New Tool for Place-Focused Foundations

By Deb Markley Senior Vice President, LOCUS Impact Investing
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After decades of working at the intersection of community development, philanthropy and community economic development, we see a significant shift in how philanthropic assets are being used to build vibrant, prosperous communities. More and more place-focused foundations are seeking to complement their grant-making with local investments to create greater impact in their own communities.

Companies Strengthen Social Investment Strategies, Reinforce Commitments to Stakeholders Despite Continued Global Uncertainties

Largest corporate social engagement survey of 258 companies finds modest increases in rates of corporate giving across the US
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October 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ - In the largest, most robust, industry-leading and internationally-recognized research of corporate social engagement, CECP: The CEO Force for Good, in association with The Conference Board, found in their annual Giving in Numbers: 2017 Edition report that the world’s leading corporations are emphasizing strategy and outcomes more than ever with 60%

How Millennials are using Data to Power the Impact Investing Movement

How the Case Foundation Influences Capital
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by Sean Tennerson, Program Officer, The Case Foundation 

For those of you who know the Case Foundation, we’re bullish on the impact investing movement and the power of private capital for public good. While still a relatively small market, impact investments are surging, with some seeing a trillion-dollar market potential by 2020. Against that context, we do a lot of thinking about what is standing in the way of tipping significantly more interested investors to activated investors.

US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends

Executive Summary of the New Report
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US sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing continues to expand. The total US-domiciled assets under management using SRI strategies grew from $6.57 trillion at the start of 2014 to $8.72 trillion at the start of 2016, an increase of 33 percent, as shown in Figure A. These assets now account for more than one out of every five dollars under professional management in the United States.

2017: Our Financial Interconnectedness is the Big Story

From Humanity to Personal Finance
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by Don Shaffer, president and CEO of RSF Social Finance

In 2017, we’ll hear a deafening roar from investors: 

• “Are screened mutual funds the best I can do?”

• “Why is my ESG portfolio filled with technology and big bank stocks?”

• “Can you please find me more direct investments?”

We’ll hear the following demands:

Millennials: A Generation Forging a New Economic Path

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GreenMoney Journal's Feb 2016 issue featuring Guest Editor Patrick Davis of the Community Reinvestment Fund and formerly with Calvert Foundation

The 4 Key Parts of Impact Investing

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The Four P’s of Impact Investing

By Justin Conway, Vice President of Investment Partnerships, Calvert Foundation, a nonprofit financial services firm that has helped thousands of investors channel over $1 billion in impact investments to social enterprises throughout the U.S. and around the world

Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin Discusses Resilience Dividend at BSR Conference 2015

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2015, The Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin explored how resilience can help build a better world, and why companies need to examine how risk plays into their business models.

“While it’s true that small challenges are good test that can lead to transformations, business should be taking deliberate, planned, and proactive risks rather than being in the place of reacting," Rodin said.

Brad Pitt Makes it Right for Native Americans

A new approach to housing for Indigenous Peoples
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By Jason Campbell, founder and CEO of Arete Development Group

In spite of my lack of writing prowess I have chosen to share a story that in many ways parallels one that many of us are familiar with: the story of David and Goliath. Before we follow the path of David and before we identify Goliath, I would first like to share my story.

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