Posts Categorized ‘Philanthropy’

All Investing Is Impact Investing
By Bruce DeBoskey

Originally published in The Denver Post on January 11, 2015 In the United States, nearly $1 trillion is committed to philanthropy—sitting in foundations, donor-advised funds and elsewhere. Donors have transferred ownership of these funds to separate entities and received their tax deductions. Yet only a small percentage of those funds is expended on charitable donations Read more »

Posted: February 11, 2015

New Belgium Family Foundation “All In” for Impact Investing
By Meaghan Scott

The New Belgium Family Foundation was started by the CEO and Co-Founder of the New Belgium Brewing Company after the company became 100% employee owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan in 2012. The sale to the ESOP is only the most recent example in a long history of practices by New Belgium Brewing that Read more »

Posted: October 7, 2014

Rockefellers Divest From Fossil Fuels
By Michael Schweibinz

The entirety of the eco-conscious world has now turned its attention toward the United Nation’s Climate Change Summit, which commenced on September 23, 2014. However, for many, climate change calls were already answered the day before, when the Rockefeller family, whose fortune was made in oil in the late 1800s, announced that they would divest Read more »

Posted: September 29, 2014

Foundations Increase Impact Through Mission-Aligned Investing
By Michael Schweibinz

By Betsy M. Markus and Michael Schweibinz In recent months, organizations like the Association of Small Foundations, Mission Investors Exchange, and The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investing (US SIF), have published guides to assist foundations with aligning their investment portfolios with their missions. The message is simple, though implementation can seem daunting. In general terms, foundations “dedicate Read more »

Posted: March 5, 2014

EthicMark® Awards – for Advertising that Uplifts the Human Spirit
By Robyn Taylor Knapp

The winners of the 2013 EthicMark® Awards for advertising that “uplifts the human spirit and society” will be announced in late October at The SRI Conference. EthicMark Awards recognize socially responsible advertising and media communications by both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. According to the Center for Media Research, advertising is a $500 billion global industry, Read more »

Posted: September 9, 2013

Philanthropy + Financial Markets = AdvisorShares Global Echo ETF
By Tyler Collins

AdvisorShares and the GlobalECHO Foundation, have partnered to offer a new actively managed ETF (Exchange Traded Fund), the Advisorshares Global Echo ETF (NYSE symbol: GIVE).

Posted: March 5, 2013

Business Can Solve Some of Society’s Most Pressing Problems
By Tyler Collins

In his inspirational presentation, “Social Business: A Way to Solve Society’s Most Pressing Problems,” Yunus shared some of the experiences that have helped position him as a global advocate for “social business.”

Posted: October 25, 2012

Climate Risks Rise, Reinsurance Companies Take Notice
By Steve Schueth

With most of the country experiencing a very short and extremely mild winter this year, even skeptics may be wondering whether the climate scientists have got it right.

Posted: April 9, 2012

National Philanthropy Day, November 15th
By Christie Renner

National Philanthropy Day recognizes the role of philanthropy in creating a more peaceful and sustainable world…

Posted: November 11, 2009