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Making Impact Investing Easier for Advisors and their Clients

Financial Advisor Magazine, August 02, 2012

When Andy Lower joined the Eleos Foundation as executive director in December 2008, the small, private foundation had a balanced portfolio with Vanguard and was making grants to help eradicate extreme poverty in the developing world. But it was looking to take things up a notch.

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How Impact Investing is Changing Your World

Noozhawk, May 25, 2012

Ideas almost always emerge when traditional routes are not enough. One such idea, emerging in our new economy, is a hybrid blend of time-honored philanthropy and investing for financial return called “Impact Investing” — investing to make a difference in the world and make money simultaneously, or “Blended Value.”

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The Long March of ESG Awareness

Financial Times, March 4, 2012

Not even five years ago, a debate tiptoed into the investing world that pitted do-gooders against bottom-liners: could a responsible, prudent investor – a person acting in a fiduciary role – put weight on environmental, social, and governance factors (ESG) when building a portfolio?

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Firm Focused on “Impact Investing” Launches in California

Family Wealth Report, June 28, 2012

A new SEC-registered asset management firm called Sonen Capital, dedicated to “impact investing” for family offices and private wealth managers, has launched in San Francisco, CA

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