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GreenMoney Interviews: Liesel Pritzker Simmons on Impact Investing

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Interviewed by Cliff Feigenbaum, GreenMoney Journal 

Welcome to the latest in the 'GreenMoney Interviews' series. Recently I spoke with Liesel Pritzker Simmons of Blue Haven Initiative, as part of our new "Millennials and Money" issue. Liesel oversees an impact investing portfolio structured to generate financial returns and address social and environmental challenges.

Millennials and Money: A Shared Sense of Destiny

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by Danan Kirby, Thornburg Investment Management 

Following my time in the military and as a regulator with the FDIC, I made my way into financial services in an investment capacity, with an intention to help people navigate their financial challenges. I wanted to help build a better outcome for their financial goals. Part of that was development of a process around investing in companies that support a more sustainable world as a whole, and not just companies that are financially sound.

Philanthropic Investors Tap “Catalytic Capital” to Seed Innovation & Scale Progress

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by Debra Schwartz Managing Director, MacArthur Foundation 

Often, the most compelling impact investments are made, not found.

I have used that phrase over the years to describe how foundations and other impact-focused investors use “catalytic capital” to support social and environmental progress. These patient, flexible, “catalytic” investments are able to take on more risk and/or accept a lower return than commercial capital in order to finance gains that would not otherwise be possible.

6 Tips for Building and Running a Successful Software Donation Program

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Many cloud technology companies recognize that their products or services offer nonprofits and social enterprises the opportunity to run more efficiently and improve access to the data and insights needed to make better decisions. In a survey cited by npEngage, 64 percent of CFOs said that adopting cloud technology would cut operational costs by up to 20 percent.

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