Posts Tagged ‘impact investing’

Elizabeth McGeveran: Small decisions equal big opportunity for investor influence on carbon disclosure

Last week in Minneapolis, hundreds of people gathered at the Economic Club of Minnesota, which provides a non-partisan platform for business, government, and public policy leaders to present ideas on how Minnesota can better compete in the global economy. The packed house came together for the national release of Heat in the Heartland: Climate Change & Economic Risk in the Midwest, a new […]


Kate Wolford: Solid analysis and ambitious goals drive investment innovation at McKnight

Like many of our peers, the McKnight Foundation specializes in pairing data-informed strategies with ambitious goals. Among those goals is helping to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. With a goal this big, we need to leverage all our resources, including McKnight’s $2 billion endowment. Diversified across sectors and asset classes, we see increasing […]


Kate Wolford: Shift to impact investing borne of deep commitment, rigorous debate

This March, McKnight announced its commitment to invest an initial $200 million, roughly 10% of current endowment assets, across four strands of impact investing. On the heels of a relatively quiet year of board and staff learning and program design, we have plunged into the vortex of an incredibly dynamic field of activity. I’ve been […]