GCP is now in the prototype stage. We are developing – in partnership and collaboration with other stakeholders – prototypes of initiatives to address some of the challenges that surfaced during the discovery phase.
From ImpactAlpha:We’ve been tracking locally-driven economic revival across the U.S.; Philly is testing approaches also taking hold elsewhere. Can local institutions and impact investors effectively direct capital to entrepreneurs and other agents of impact and change urban dynamics of economic dislocation, income inequality and racial division?…
We believe the financial services industry has the tools to solve some of the world's biggest challenges. Total Impact is an event is for all investment advisors and wealth managers who want to gain actionable, executable information on impact investment and investors who are interested in aligning their portfolios with their social values.
In the months leading up to Total Impact we will be interviewing key leaders in the space who have partnered with us to help grow the impact investing space through this event. This week we spoke with angel investor John Moore, who serves as the Executive Chair of ImpactPHL.
In the months leading up to Total Impact we will be interviewing key leaders in the space who have partnered with us to help grow the impact investing space through this event. This week we feature our conversation with John Morris, Managing Partner & Board Member of Intentional Media and a member of the Good Capital Project Design Lab.
The GCP (a SOCAP initiative) has invited impact investing pioneers and experienced practitioners including Jim Sorenson, Sorenson Impact Center; John Moore, Investors' Circle; Brian Trelstad, Bridges Fund Management, and others to share their expertise with Total Impact attendees. This event is designed for financial advisors and investors who want to create social impact within their portfolios, but need a better understanding of today’s best practices, executable strategies and ideas to incorporate impact into portfolios.
The Good Capital Project heard loud and clear that more advisors and investors need a way to learn the broader taxonomy of the impact space. To answer that call GCP is launching Total Impact, a new conference series dedicated to practical education and advice for investors and advisors to adopt more socially responsible investment strategies across asset classes.
My journey started about 15 years ago when we were asked by our clients to consider evaluating social risk within the context of fixed income investment portfolios. This resulted in a negative-screening process to eliminate companies involved in tobacco production, religious issues, international affairs/human rights, alcohol, and carbon emissions. We wanted to eschew certain segments of the market in an attempt to incorporate social values while investing to create better returns.
We interviewed private wealth manager Jesse Clinton, who serves as Senior Partner and Managing Director of VERITAS Private Wealth Group at Snowden Lane. Jesse shares his insights about the ever evolving impact space, his personal interest in impact, and the tools and resources advisors should know.
Debra Schwartz is the managing director of impact investments and serves on the executive leadership team at MacArthur. A former investment banker, Schwartz also leads the creation of new impact investment products and platforms that foster easier, more efficient, and more productive connections among multiple impact investors and social-sector organizations.
Gloria Nelund is Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of TriLinc Global and a pioneer in the development of social impact products. She previously served as CEO of the U.S. Private Wealth Management Division at Deutsche Bank.
Brian Trelstad is a partner at Bridges Fund Management focusing on operations and Bridges Impact+. He previously served as the CIO of Acumen Fund and was a co-founding board member of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE).
From JUST CAPITAL: JUST Capital is thrilled to announce a critical new step in our mission to create a more just marketplace. On June 13, Goldman Sachs Asset Management launched the JUST U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF (Ticker: JUST) – the first ever exchange-traded fund designed to align with the American public’s priorities for just business behavior, based on JUST Capital’s research.
The US SIF Foundation released a guide for financial advisors on how to incorporate sustainable, responsible and impact investing into their practice. The Financial Advisor Roadmap was prepared with insights from financial advisors and other industry professionals.
Total Impact Philadelphia was proud to host the launch of the PhilaImpact Fund. Click here to learn about this innovative investment solution, jointly developed by The Philadelphia Foundation and Reinvestment Fund.
This article was originally posted by Alliance Bernstein, here by Dan Roarty
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GRI is an international independent organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others.
IRIS is managed by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. The GIIN offers IRIS as a free public good to support transparency, credibility, and accountability in impact measurement practices across the impact investing industry.