Being a person of faith and investing has been largely reduced to screening out bad things in your portfolio (ie producers of weapons, assault rifles, and others). Some of the more creative and thoughtful faith-based investors have pushed for more positive screening. I’m two years into learning the landscape and I’m struck by how few […]
I am very excited about the opportunity to present “Inversion en Futuros Vivibles” to the Mexican Institute for Catholic Social Teaching alongside a number of other cosponsor organizations: Citizen action against Poverty Union of Christian business leaders COPARMEX The Jesuit University in Mexico City‘s, Center for research on the social and Solidarity economy. CO_ capital […]
Morgan Simon has been pushing the definition of impact in the oft used phrase “impact investing” for many years. Her definition and principles have helped Elizabeth Garlow and I immensely and many of the Catholic asset stewards we work with. I was grateful to record a conversation with her this afternoon, where she surprised me […]
Investing with purpose is hard work. Achieving impact is very different than how conventional finance is set up. This means if we’re serious about social and environmental change, we need to roll up our sleeves and start doing much harder work on managing our impact risks. That’s one aim of our upcoming workshop.
Impact entrepreneurs could achieve a lot more — in terms of systems change — if investors did more thinking about power and the world they most want themselves and their grand children. My thesis: capital reciprocity can help investors achieve their impact goals. Without a shift from capital supremacy to capital reciprocity, the conventional power […]
I’ve been awakening to the power of visuals to help teams with decision-making. Too often, we don’t have a common mental model and end up talking past each other. This is where I’ve found myself inside my own organization more often than I’d like to admit recently. Today, Max Harper came to our Shared Ownership workshop and […]
I’m hearing some folks who couldn’t join the Q&A ask this question: What parts of the workshop do I need to commit to? The current schedule / Weekly Cycle for the Shared Ownership workshop is this: Sunday: Prompt for the week released by 7:30am ET Monday: Large Group Gathering, likely 12pm ET / 9am PT […]