The intersection of a global pandemic and reinvigorated demands for racial equity and social justice has created a gut-check moment for communities across the country, one that calls for a “new model” of place-based philanthropy. Now is the time to re-imagine a community and economy that work for all and re-invest to make them happen.
What if foundations were to open up their endowments entirely and put a time stamp on their payout? To do that, many foundations will need to have tough conversations about whether or not they exist in perpetuity.
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.
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.
July 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Atlantic Copper, in partnership with the Madrid Polytechnic University School of Mining and Energy Engineering, seeks to foster, promote and develop the school’s research, teaching and communication activities in the area of non-ferrous metallurgy.
The newly inaugurated room is a multipurpose area for activities that take an industry-oriented approach to the teaching of non-ferrous metallurgy. Atlantic Copper has been working with the school for some years on emphasizing marketable skills in graduates.
The TakeAway: The world may not have ended for us today, but it did for 27 women and children who were massacred at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday. That unspeakable tragedy reopens debates over gun ownership, violence, and mental health treatment. One dimension of “ownership”, however, involves not just the flow of guns but the flow of capital that makes gun manufacture possible.