News & Updates

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Photo by Matthew Henry.

Our Commitment to Support Diversity in the Investment Sector

As part of the RBF's efforts to better align our investment practices with our mission, we have set a new goal to invest 25 percent of our endowment with firms majority-owned by people of color and women.
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Reflecting on DEI in Our Investment Practices

Informed by a new report from the Knight Foundation, several foundations have begun to explore how we can better support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the investment space.
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Coalition of Foundations Launch the Tipping Point Fund to Scale the Impact Investing Field

With $12.5 million in initial funding, the TPF will begin making grants in 2020 to support the growth and integrity of impact investing.
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The Croatan Institute surveyed all philanthropies that had signed the Divest-Invest pledge since 2014 for its report.

New Report Shows Divesting Foundations Can Build Value Without Sacrificing Values

The report surveys all philanthropies that have signed the Divest-Invest pledge since 2014.
A grid displaying the 17 Sustainable Developement Goals identified by the United Nations

Agility and the RBF elected to use the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals as a standard for categorizing ESG and impact investment metrics.

Assessing Mission-Aligned Investment Efforts: Progress and Challenges

In partnership with Agility and individual fund managers, the RBF seeks to develop and refine approaches to assessing the nonfinancial outcomes of our mission-aligned investing.

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