Forbes

Is Impact Investing A Solution To Global Problems?

“Some of the world’s most intractable social and environmental problems are in need of new solutions. From climate change to resource scarcity to exploding global population growth, the traditional levers of change, including philanthropy and government aid, are insufficient to address the critical issues of our time,” says Fran Seegull.   Seegull, Chief Investment Officer and Managing...

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Ron Cordes: How To Make Your Second Career Count

Start a company, grow it to tremendous heights, sell it for a boatload of money, retire to an island and work on your golf game. That’s the entrepreneur’s plan, right? Wrong! Many successful entrepreneurs just aren’t ready to hang up their thinking caps—even after a prosperous exit. Instead, they take on another grand endeavor, often...

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Meet ‘The Poster Boy’ For The Encore Career Movement: Ron Cordes

When Ron Cordes met his wife, Marty, in 1979, his college fraternity at the University of California, Berkeley, was raising money by selling flowers on campus to benefit a camp for underprivileged kids. Marty’s sorority was also helping to sell the flowers.   Thirty-five years later, the philanthropic duo, along with their 24-year-old daughter, Stephanie, are still...

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Ron D. Cordes on a Mission to Activate New Change Agents

MEET RON CORDES   Ron D. Cordes is a man on a mission to change the landscape of impact investing.  He is the co-chairman of  Genworth Financial Wealth Management (NYSE:GNW), which is responsible for over $25 billion in assets under management.  He is also on the board of Impact Assets, a non-for-profit financial service firm focused on...

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Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship: A Way Forward

Recently, I interviewed Ron D. Cordes, Co-founder of the Cordes Foundation, which he and his wife Marty created in 2006.  The primary focus of the Foundation is to utilize social entrepreneurship and impact investing as tools for global poverty alleviation. Ron has enjoyed a 25+ year career in the investment industry, having co-founded and then...

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