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A First Step for Place-Focused Foundations

Three ideas for getting started as local impact investors

by Travis Green, Solutions Consultant, LOCUS Impact Investing

Women in the Field of Finance


by Amy Domini, Founder and Cahir of Domini Impact Investments 

Make Every Dollar Count: Is Your Cash Sleeping with the Right Partners?


by Annie McShiras, Investment Associate, Self-Help Federal Credit Union 

Impact investing has emerged as a major force in philanthropy. Last year the Global Impact Investing Network conducted a survey showing that the estimated value of the impact investing sector doubled between 2017 and 2018, increasing from $114 Billion to $228 Billion in assets under management. The rise of impact investing signals a shift from a “do-no-harm” approach to a demand for investments that actively produce measurable positive social and environmental outcomes.

The Spiritual Growth of Wealth Redistribution

A Millennial's Look at Money and Equality

by Kate Poole, Investment Advisor, Natural Investments

Reflections From a Field Builder: The Next 25 Years of SRI Investing

The Unstoppable Growth of Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing

by Lisa Woll, CEO, US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment 

While offering the standard disclaimer that past performance is no guarantee of the future, I nevertheless offer some predictions for, and reflections about, the future of sustainable and impact investing. 

Banking on the Community: Why Barclays is Giving Space to Credit Unions


Originally posted on Barclays

It may seem counter intuitive for a bank to give free office space, training and support to another finance provider. But that’s exactly what Barclays branches in Essex are doing – in a pioneering partnership with a not-for-profit credit union.

Community Development & Revitalization - How It's Done

A dialogue on Impact Investing

A Dialogue on Community Development and Impact Investing: Featuring Ron Phillips and Ellen Golden of CEI

Ron Phillips is the founding CEO of Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), the Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in Maine. He will be stepping down from CEI in July 2016 after 38 years. Ellen Golden is the Senior Vice President for Corporate Development and Managing Director of CEI Investment Notes. She is stepping down this month after 37 years with CEI.

CBSR Blog: Stakeholder Engagement Panels: A Collaborative Approach to Improve CSR Performance


By: Marie Jurcevic

Stakeholder engagement is not a new concept but increasingly companies have come to recognize its value. Studies have shown that stakeholder oriented companies outperform their competitors (Kotter and Heskett, 1992; CICA 2006; Svendson, 2002).  As companies face growing complexities of managing various social and environmental challenges, stakeholder engagement provides an opportunity for companies to align their business practices with societal expectations.  

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