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Can An ‘Impact ETF’ Drive Social Change?

There is no question that socially responsible investing has exploded in recent years. In 2016, total global assets under management within the combined socially responsible, ESG (environmental, social, and governance), and sustainable space reached $22.89 trillion – up 25 percent since 2016 – according to the US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. In

How social movements are becoming part of corporate life

As #MeToo bloomed into a fully formed social movement in late 2017, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ D.C. office gathered for a meeting. The staff of the professional services firm had already received an email from U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner Tim Ryan in the days following a New York Times story revealing decades of sexual harassment complaints against Hollywood producer

This Hot Chicken-Fueled Social Enterprise Is Changing Lives

Joe DeLoss isn’t even all that into hot chicken. Sure, he prides himself on the mouth-watering grub he’s peddling. But the 32-year-old founder of Columbus hot spot Hot Chicken Takeover frequently admits that the chicken itself is a bit of a means to an end. Despite the fact that he spent months perfecting his recipes, despite the fact

Smart investing can drive social change

Every generation lives on the cusp of major social transformations. Ours is witnessing revolutionary changes in the role of capital in society, with trillions of dollars migrating toward positive social and environmental purposes. It would be a tragedy to let this moment pass without attempting to maximize its potential as conscious consumers of impact investment.

A Field Guide To Truly Audacious Philanthropy

About 80% of the world’s richest philanthropic claim to want to invest in social change, but only 20% do. That well-documented fact dubbed the “aspiration gap” stems from the fact that tackling complex societal issues is far trickier than, say, just donating huge sums to your alma mater or building a new museum wing. Big