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Michele Demers

How Investors Can (and Can’t) Create Social Value

By Paul Brest, Ronald Gilson, & Mark Wolfson | Economic Development, Education, Environment, General Impact Investing, Impact Investing, Library, Uncategorized

The vast majority of investors throughout the world have a single goal: to earn the highest financial return. These socially-neutral investors only want to maximize their risk-adjusted returns and would not accept a lower financial return from a socially beneficial investment. An increasing number of socially-motivated investors have other goals…

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Putting the ‘S’ in ESG: Measuring Human Rights Performance for Investors

By Casey O’Connor and Sarah Labowitz | Economic Development, Education, Environment, General Impact Investing, Impact Investing, Library, Uncategorized

Until recently, sustainable investing was a niche in the broader financial landscape. But today, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are increasingly important to mainstream investors. Large financial firms like Bloomberg, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs are expanding their ESG product and service offerings. Going forward, women and millennials are…

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Great Expectations: Mission Preservation and Financial Performance in Impact Investing

By Gray, Ashburn, et al. | Economic Development, Education, Environment, General Impact Investing, Impact Investing, Library, Uncategorized

Given the pressure to find liquidity, GPs may face tradeoffs between maximizing financial returns and ensuring the preservation of portfolio companies’ missions, and therefore, many wonder if GPs will sacrifice mission in exchange for financial returns. Read the full report here

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Across the Returns Continuum

By Matt Bannick, Paula Goldman, Michael Kubzansky, & Yasemin Saltuk | Economic Development, Education, Environment, General Impact Investing, Impact Investing, Library, Uncategorized

For many years, the field of impact investing played host to great debates that involved seemingly irreconcilable positions: Was it possible to achieve both market-rate financial returns and meaningful social impact? Could philanthropic funding coexist effectively with commercial investment? Now, as the field reaches a new stage of maturity, leading…

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Clean Energy Investing from the Ground Up

By Michele Demers | Blog

Forty-two days after Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, over two-thirds of the island remains without power. According to the Government of Puerto Rico, 67% of residents have not yet regained electricity and almost one in five households still do not have access to clean drinking water. The gravity of…

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Mother Nature’s Revenge

By Michele Demers | Blog

The end of summer 2017 has been notably fraught with natural disasters, but we at Boundless fear this is only just the beginning of Mother Nature’s reminder that climate change is real and fraught with unprecedented risk. The most destructive hurricane to hit the United States in more than a…

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Health and Wellness Investing – A Family Office Workshop

By Boundless Impact Investing | Events

Speakers will give an overview of the most innovative actions being made in cancer research investing, and provide the pros and cons of GMO investing. The workshop will further educate attendees on how investors can build on best practices to make sure impact is realized.

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Health and Nutrition Investing: A Family Office Workshop

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Many family offices are increasingly active or interested in health related enterprises and the effects that the environment and diet can have on a population’s wellness. Many are doing it with an “impact” lens, where their personal values or interests drive their investment choices and decisions. Speakers will give an…

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Family Office Strategies that Accelerate Impact Investing in Health

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Boundless Impact Investing and the Gonzalez Family Office co-hosted a cocktail reception and program on impact investing strategies in healthcare. The program featured: Fred Nazem, Founder and CEO of Rejuvenan Global Health, and experienced leader of highly disruptive and industry-leading healthcare and technology companies; and Moderated by Michele Demers, Founder and…

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Boundless Sustainable Food Field Trip

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Boundless Impact Investing is partnering with Sky Vegetables and Farms and Baldor Speciality Foods to host a field trip for impact investors interested in food and agriculture. We will be visiting the sites of these two companies to witness first-hand their innovative work in the areas of sustainability and food…

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