Posts tagged to 'Impact investing and PRIs'
by Kylie Musolf
on January 22, 2018
In the lives of young people, peers play a unique role in the development of habits, skills, and beliefs. But how do you connect with, and leverage, the right peer group?
by Stacey Faella
and Margaret Gifford
on January 5, 2018
Given the benefits of PRI's as a unique tool for advancing impact and that larger foundations have demonstrated their use, why do so few family foundations use them?
on December 20, 2017
The idea of impact investing tends to divide people into two groups. Some believe it is the best-of-both-worlds; a way to invest that bolsters their mission while generating competitive returns. Others fear that it is too-good-to-be-true; a distraction that cannot consistently produce returns that are comparable to traditional investing models.
by Stephanie Cohn-Rupp
on September 29, 2017
We are seeing more family foundations committing their assets (both endowment and “payout”) to impact investing, regardless of asset size. The reasons are multiple and depend on the family, but we are starting to notice some trends.
by Simone Friedman
on August 8, 2017
Instead of aligning all of our foundation’s investments with our mission, we have carved out a small portion of the corpus of one of the foundations under the EJF Philanthropies umbrella. By setting aside this portion, we have not had to put a large amount of money to work.
by Mollie Bunis
on July 20, 2017
In the unique context of family philanthropy, decisions related to time horizon are rarely as simple as an investment strategy decision.
by Stephanie Cohn-Rupp
on July 7, 2017
Mission Investing has gained momentum, and has many families and foundations wondering if their assets are in support of the causes and issues that are the most meaningful to them.
by David Farren
on February 9, 2017
With help from our advisors and grantees, we will continue to explore how we can maximize strategic deployment of the Foundation’s resources to support healthy ecosystems and sustainable, vibrant communities.
by Kate Simpson
on December 12, 2016
You’ve seen the research: financial returns need not be sacrificed for environmental or social objectives. You recognize the possible benefit of using your foundation’s investment capital to ameliorate the same pressing social and environmental issues currently targeted by your grant strategy. You hear people in the mainstream financial services industry throwing around the term “impact investing,” but wonder how it might apply to your own foundation’s investment portfolio.
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by Sapphira Goradia
on October 21, 2016
Tasked with the responsibility of creating a strategic focus for the foundation, I realized that I had to take a step back and understand how my family’s values and beliefs informed their philanthropy.