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Impactful financial and ecological growth symbolized through stacks of coins, each with a small plant growing larger and larger on each stack.

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.
Cover of the report Divest Invest Philanthropy—Five Years After Launch, which shows a series of wind turbines on a flat landscape.

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.

A Dialogue about Democracy & Capitalism with Naomi Klein and Stephen Heintz

"The climate crisis is really the forcing mechanism: it is so big, so existential, so serious. But it reveals these bigger issues around humanity—the sense of fairness and justice and equality. Unless we reestablish an ethos of caring and sharing as a way of acting on this planet, we’re not going to solve this crisis.”
The Evolution of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s Mission-Aligned Portfolio

*As of December 2014, $15 million had been committed to impact investments, representing approximately 1.7% of the total portfolio. As of December 2018, $151.4 million has been committed, approximately 13.5%.

Investors Can Pursue Impact Without Sacrificing Returns, Perella Weinberg Partners Finds

In debunking the misconception that mission-aligned investing lowers expected returns, the paper emphasizes that there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for investors.

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