March 2019
Foundations & SRI

(Featured image) Since 1978, MacArthur Foundation has awarded over 22,000 grants totaling more than $5 billion to creative people and institutions committed to addressing some of the most challenging social problems. -photo courtesy of MacArthur Foundation

Welcome to GreenMoney’s first ever issue on Foundations and SRI. You will find an informative look at the transformational world of Philanthropy and Impact Capital.

- Cliff Feigenbaum, founder, GreenMoney Journal

Debra Schwartz - MacArthur Foundation - GreenMoney

Philanthropic Investors Tap “Catalytic Capital” to Seed Innovation & Scale Progress

Debra Schwartz
Managing Director, MacArthur Foundation
Often, the most compelling impact investments are made, not found. That phrase describes how foundations and impact investors use “catalytic capital” to support social and environmental progress. These patient, flexible, “catalytic” investments take on more risk and/or accept a lower return than commercial capital to finance gains that would not otherwise be possible.

Melissa Berman - Rockefeller Philanthropy - GreenMoney

Aligning Resources for Good: Incorporating SRI into a Philanthropic Framework

Melissa Berman
CEO, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Philanthropy is transforming to incorporate advocacy and investing, presenting new opportunities to create change and measure impact. Among a field of new players, vehicles and approaches, one strategy gaining traction is SRI investing. As philanthropies broaden beyond traditional grant making they are reassessing and reallocating their financial as well as non-financial resources.

Teri Lovelace - SRI Trends - GreenMoney

The Capacities Foundations Need to Embark on Place-Based Impact Investing

Teri Lovelace
President, LOCUS Impact Investing
Place-based impact investing is sparking community development projects that create more just, equitable local economies, and build prosperous, vibrant communities. Place-focused foundations, like community foundations and family foundations are exploring ways to complement their traditional grant-making with local investments that can catalyze positive community change.

Annie McShiras - Self-Help CU - GreenMoney

Make Every Dollar Count: Is Your Cash Sleeping with the Right Partners?

Annie McShiras
Investment Associate, Self-Help Credit Union
Impact investing has emerged as a major force in philanthropy. Last year GIIN conducted a survey showing that the estimated value of the impact investing sector doubled between 2017 and 2018, increasing from $114B to $228B. There’s a growing demand for investments that actively produce measurable positive social and environmental outcomes.

March 2019 Additional Articles

The State of Green Business 2019 from GreenBiz

The 12th annual edition looks at key trends and dozens of metrics assessing how, and how much, companies are moving the needle on the world’s?most pressing environmental challenges.

Native American Credit Unions: Building Financial Access and Capability

The structure and mission of credit unions uniquely positions them to effectively provide a range of basic financial services critical to Native communities.

Triskeles Foundation Launches Impact Coffee

Sourced in Peru and roasted locally by Stolen Sun Craft Brewing & Roasting Co., Impact Coffee supports the empowerment and promotion of women-grown coffee.

Want to Change the World? Here are Five Steps to Take

Case Foundation’s CEO Jean Case’s new book, Be Fearless, profiles leaders who have used their desire to solve a problem, to drown out their fears or risk of failure.

Foundations Moving to Greater Mission Alignment

These foundations, large and small, are beginning to move their endowment assets to align with their values–-and their missions keep expanding.

Global 100: The World’s Most Sustainable Companies

Sustainable companies don't just make the world a better place, they offer higher returns and longer lifespans according to Corporate Knights.

GreenMoney’s 2019 Editorial Calendar

April 2019
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May 2019
ESG and CSR All-Videos Issue
June 2019
Investing in Sustainable Agriculture
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Green Sustainable Building(s)
September 2019
Money Stories (Part 2)
October 2019
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