Sonen Dispatch

A collection of thought provoking news and articles from in and around the impact investing field. We send these out monthly in our Sonen Dispatch newsletter.

Recap of the Latin American Impact Investing Forum (FLII)

Raul Pomares, Founder of Sonen Capital, was a keynote speaker at the 2016 Latin American Impact Investing Forum of Central America and The Caribbean (FLII), organized by New Ventures. The event facilitates meetings and dialogues between the main actors from different sectors across the region in order to strengthen the ecosystem of support and funding of social and environmental entrepreneurs.

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Impact Investing: A Sustainable Strategy for Hedge Funds

Deloitte’s Performance Magazine featured Sonen Capital’s impact investing spectrum in an article titled: “Impact Investing: a sustainable strategy for hedge funds.” This spectrum provides a useful conceptual tool, which investors and fund managers may use to analyze their approach to impact investing.

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Situating the Next Generation of Impact Measurement and Evaluation for Impact Investing

Sonen Capital was featured in a recent report titled Situation the Next Generation of Impact Measurement and Evaluation for Impact Investing published by the Rockefeller Foundation. Sonen Capital’s impact measurement approach, which focuses on systemic change rather than incremental change, is highlighted in this thought leadership piece.

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Tipping Points 2016: Summary of 50 Asset Owners’ and Managers’ Approaches to Investing in Global Systems

Sonen Capital was featured in a new report titled Tipping Points 2016: Summary of 50 Asset owners and Managers Approaches to Investing in Global Systems published by the Investment Integration Project and the IRRC Institute.

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Total Portfolio Activation for Impact: A Strategy to Move Beyond ESG

Sonen Capital is featured in a report titled: “Total portfolio activation for impact: a strategy to move beyond ESG.” published by the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. This report is informed by the work of Charly Kleissner and Sonen Capital, who together published the first publicly disclosed study on a seven-year effort to construct a total impact investment portfolio.

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Impact Investing Jobs

Tips to Finding Jobs in Impact Investing

Danielle Jezienicki, Impact Manager at Sonen Capital in an interview by Net Impact on hunting for impact investing jobs.

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Chemical Disclosures: The Next Frontier of ESG Disclosures

Impact and ESG investors share the belief that material information is not limited to what is on a corporate balance sheet, but that material risks to performance include nonfinancial elements relating to environmental, social and governance factors. It seems logical that the topic of chemical safety would be included within this conversation, and comprehensively managed, but in reality, our awareness and management of chemical safety issues is astonishingly limited.

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Sonen and Public Policy Advocacy

At Sonen, our clients’ investments benefit from legislation and strong public policies across a range of sustainability themes. Sonen is also able to bring a unique voice to public policy conversations, helping our representatives understand what the business and investor benefits are from proactive movement around these issues.

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February 2016

This month we share stories about one large financial firm’s push for ESG considerations, what families offices need to know to invest in impact, how two rulings are removing roadblocks from impact investing and finally what it will take to scale the industry.

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January 2016

This month we focus on sustainable investing going mainstream, how to make the case for impact to trustees, how investments can help mitigate climate change and how governments around the globe are investing in clean energy.

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