Blogs

CITY | IMPACT : Exploring "A Well-Tempered City" with Jonathan FP Rose

November 03, 2017 Sydney Bolger
"There is increasing scientific evidence that urban environments that provide us with greater contact with nature enhance our cognitive health and well-being and increase our resilience.” Read more »

Where's The Beef (Part II)?

Back in 1984 the catchphrase, “Where’s the Beef?” was all the rage and, today, I’m bringing it back officially.  When considering how to reconcile the massive amount of liquidity infused into the global financial system with the anemic rate of growth in the world’s developed economies, I cannot help but ask “where’s the beef?” that would justify record low levels of volatility and stretched valuations as far as the eyes can see. Read more »

GUEST BLOG: A Peek Into Impact Investing for Foundations

The following is an interview between our Managing Director of Impact Investing, Stephanie Cohn Rupp and the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP). Below is a preview of what Stephanie will be covering during her sessions at NCFP's National Forum.   Read more »

GUEST BLOG: Nurturing Relationships with Transparency

October 04, 2017 Admin
By Richard Russell and Richard Woo of The Russell Family Foundation. Read more »

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 »