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Invested in: Conversant Labs

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As the first-place winner of UpPrize, BNY Mellon’s Social Innovation Challenge, Conversant Labs has continued its mission of creating an equal experience for both non-sighted users of technology and consumers at large.

Invested in: PHRQL

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As a top finisher in BNY Mellon’s Social Innovation Challenge, PHRQL is expanding its nutrition education tool to food pantries in Pittsburgh to educate at-risk families on the importance of nutrition. If successful, PHRQL hopes to expand the program nationally.

Paul Sandberg’s mission for his company, PHRQL (pronounced “freckle”), is simple: “to improve lives through better diet and nutrition.”

Invested in: Rorus

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As the recipient of BNY Mellon’s Social Finance Global Innovation Award, Rorus is moving forward with its mission to enable affordable, safe drinking water throughout the world.

Tapping Into the Inclusive Business Opportunity in Asia: Can the SDGs Fuel Inclusive Business?

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According to a soon-to-be-launched report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on impact investing in Southeast Asia, the base of the economic pyramid (BoP) market in East and Southeast Asia is comprised of 1.3 billion people with a purchasing power of US$4.7 trillion.

Not Everyone is Asked, “What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?”

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by Maria Bolis, senior advisor for Private Sector Department, Oxfam America

What if you were never asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” When I was younger, I wasn’t aware that people had different expectations of girls and boys. My parents wanted me to get good grades and have a career. They never asked, “When will you get married? How many children will you have?” Instead they asked, “What are you thinking about” And “What interests you?”

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Meet Leading Investors and Thought Leaders at Sustainatopia, the premier impact + sustainability investment conference

May 1 - 4, 2016

Hyatt ∙ San Francisco, CA

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Meet Leading Investors and Thought Leaders at Sustainatopia, the premier impact + sustainability investment conference

May 1 - 4, 2016

Hyatt ∙ San Francisco, CA

Prudential Pledges $5 Million to Ignite Positive Social Impact Through the Blended Catalyst Fund

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On March 29, Prudential Financial, Inc. proudly announced its $5 million investment in Living Cities’ newly launched Blended Catalyst Fund, a $31 million impact investing debt fund that will test innovative approaches to solving urban problems. The Blended Catalyst Fund combines philanthropic and commercial debt under the premise that both types of capital are needed to support initiatives that achieve better results for low-income people in US cities.

Agenda Announced for Sustainatopia Conference: Get Discounts Now!

San Francisco May 1st-4th, 2016
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May 1 - 4, 2016

Hyatt ∙ San Francisco, CA

The Ecosystem of Impact/SRI/ESG Investing, Fortune 500s, LOHAS, Social Enterprise, and Technology will gather this May at Sustainatopia, the premier impact + sustainability investment conference

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May 1 - 4, 2016

Hyatt ∙ San Francisco, CA

The Ecosystem of Impact/SRI/ESG Investing, Fortune 500s, LOHAS, Social Enterprise, and Technology will gather this May at Sustainatopia, the premier impact + sustainability investment conference

How Millennials Think About Money and Investing

Impacting the Next Generation
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By Rianka R. Dorsainvil, CFP®, Founder and President of Your Greatest Contribution, a virtual fee-only comprehensive financial planning firm. 

Self-Help Credit Union’s Green Impact Capital

Making Money & Making a Difference
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[Article from the January 2016 issue of GreenMoney Journal]

Self Help Credit Union’s Green Impact Capital 

By Melissa Malkin-Weber, Sustainability Director, Self-Help Credit Union

When I finished graduate school in 1994, I wanted to build a meaningful career using my training in law and public health. More specifically, I had two major goals: to create a more sustainable planet, and to invest my money in a way that was consistent with my social justice values. Ideally, I would weave the two together.

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