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YOUR MONEY: Family offices lead the way on impact investing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When former investment manager Ron Cordes started a charitable foundation in 2007, he got frustrated because he could only “do good” when he was actively giving the money away to needy causes. Ethan Brown, founder and CEO of Beyond Meat, and guests ring the opening bell...

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MicroVest Announces New Chairman of the Board

MicroVest Capital Management (MicroVest) today announces that Ron Cordes, currently Vice Chair, has been appointed Chairman of the Board, succeeding Bo Cutter. Mr. Cutter, who co-founded MicroVest in 2003 and has served as Chairman since its founding will be named Chairman Emeritus.   "It has been an honor for me to...

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Millennials push to put family wealth into impact investments

Young urge elders to back ESG-linked projects instead of traditional philanthropy Fernando Scodro used business course material to get his parents to buy into impact investing © Munshi Ahmed When 31-year-old Brazilian entrepreneur Fernando Scodro set about persuading his parents to adopt impact investing as the primary strategy for their family...

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How Donor-Advised Funds Can Amp Up Their Giving Power

When you think of donor advised-funds or sustainable investing, you probably don’t think of a 1,600% gain in a single investment. But that’s exactly what happened for investors in ImpactAssets’ donor-advised fund.   Its Giving Fund was an early investor in Beyond Meat, the maker of plant-based meat substitutes, through its Custom...

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ImpactAssets Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary as Assets Top $1 Billion

BETHESDA, Md., Jun. 27 /CSRwire/ -  ImpactAssets, a nonprofit financial services firm that increases the flow of capital into investments delivering financial, social and environmental returns, celebrated its ten-year anniversary by announcing today that assets under management in The Giving Fund, its donor advised fund, have topped $1 billion.   In...

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Commentary: Are we squandering opportunity for impact?

The websites of private foundations in the United States highlight transformative work on some of the world's most intractable problems: Fighting injustice and advancing human rights; reducing inequality and creating economic opportunity; defending a livable climate. Deeply strategic and committed program staff work to deploy grant resources to the...

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