Blogs

Summer Impact Investing Roundup

September 15, 2017 Admin
Catch up on all the impact news you may have missed over the summer. Recent hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, have put increased attention on urban planning. Meanwhile, we’re reminded that climate change can cause issues in the near and long-term future.  See the latest on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and how the current administration has shaped the impact sector so far in 2017. We wrap up with where impact capital has been moving in recent months. Read more »

CDFIs: Three Trends We're Seeing

September 15, 2017 Anisa Dougherty, Impact Analyst
"How can I incorporate CDFIs into portfolio construction?" Read more »

Education, Innovation, & Impact

September 07, 2017 Sydney Bolger
On August 24th, Threshold Group and One World convened venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, family offices, foundations, and academics at the PACE Gallery in Palo Alto to discuss the state of education today and how technology innovations are playing a critical role in improving equity and efficacy in education. The event commenced with a fireside chat between One World CEO, Scott Saslow, and former U.S. Department of Education Advisor to the Obama Administration, Nancy Poon Lue. Nancy provided a policy context for the... Read more »

Shareholder Rights in the Balance

The Financial Choice Act - a recent legislative effort to reform financial regulation - would strip certain investors of their ability to engage companies through a little-known but powerful tool: shareholder resolutions Read more »

Is Framing Bias the New Fake News?

Growing up I vividly remember watching Walter Cronkite on the CBS Evening News or reading The Economist (yes, I was a bit nerdy) and feeling like I was expanding my mind by learning about the important factual underpinnings of how the social, political and economic worlds worked.  Now, given the omnipresence of social media or simply the evolution of obtaining news updates from the internet instead of the paper or a magazine, it is getting difficult to discern what is real and what is not.  There is no doubt that the... Read more »

Education + Impact

Impact investors can play a key role in bringing the classroom into the 21st century. Read more »

May Impact Investing News Roundup

June 19, 2017 Admin
The past month saw policy changes and proposals by the current Presidential administration that could influence the impact sector: the U.S. announced its withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, proposed changes to shareholder engagement rules, and the federal budget proposal which could mean a 13.5% spending cut for education. Meanwhile, the 2017 Annual Impact Investor survey by The GIIN shows that just 3% of respondents’ assets went towards the education sector. Read more »

We Are Still In

Our statement on the U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement and Our Commitment to Advancing Market Driven Climate Solutions.  Read more »