IC Members Fund Innovative Entrepreneurs Tackling Climate Change

IC members are passionate about solving challenges related to climate change. In a recent survey, 70% of IC members responded that they would be interested in joining a working group focused on energy and environmental sustainability. However, IC members aren’t just...

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We’ll Keep Leading the Way on Climate Solutions

Work in social entrepreneurship and impact investing is particularly fulfilling because it attracts people who are driven to lead, to forge ahead and demonstrate the possibilities of innovative approaches, even in the midst of countering “conventional wisdom” or...

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A True Pioneer: An Interview with Laura Kind McKenna

Laura Kind McKenna, an Investors’ Circle member, is a Trustee and the former Managing Trustee of the Patricia Kind Family Foundation. Laura has been a true pioneer in the space and has demonstrated that small family foundations can substantially increase their impact...

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Zulama: Creating Culture and a New Generation of Thinkers

IC’s Director of Entrepreneur Programs, Renata Hron Gomez, recently sat down with #FundedbyIC entrepreneur, Nikki Navta, the founder of Zulama, to learn more about her inspiration, impact, goals, and organizational culture. Zulama is a Pittsburgh-based startup that...

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Intersections: Foundations, innovation and impact investing

It was no surprise that the findings in the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation’s “A Philanthropist’s Guide to the Future” echo themes in impact investing. The report shares research on trends and opportunities in work for social change, and it encourages...

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An Abundant Future: A Conversation with Jake Sargent

I always enjoy getting to know the investors in our community—how they got into impact investing, where their interests lie, and what makes them tick. I recently spoke with new member Jake Sargent and am pleased to share his story with you now. Jill: Tell me a bit...

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How Do We Measure “Impact” in Impact Investing?

Making an investment with the intention of generating social and environmental impact alongside a financial return is called “impact investing.” By definition then, success depends on our ability to measure impact – how much and what kind of impact did we generate? It...

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Structural diversity

At a time of rapid change and uncertainty, the importance of diversity becomes even more apparent. Ask any ecologist – diversity is critical to allow ecosystems to adapt to change, and thus a crucial element of sustainability. Of course, the same goes for human...

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Activating Investment with Community and Identity

What am I driven by—impact, financial return, compelling entrepreneurs, cutting-edge innovation? What financial returns do I believe to be feasible? What capital do I have to deploy and how? How do I want to participate as an investor? These are the questions that we...

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