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Foundations should invest for impact

Foundations have trillions of dollars in assets but often only leverage 5 percent towards grant making that advances their mission. Just imagine what we could achieve if we leveraged the other 95 percent? Before embarking fully on this journey, we brought on Sonen Capital and intentionally created an inclusive learning and decision-making process.

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Levi’s IPO plan puts its ‘good governance’ reputation in jeopardy

Levi Strauss & Co. prides itself on its corporate citizenship and gets high marks from outfits that rate firms based on “environmental, social and governance” criteria. So it was jarring to see the venerable jeans maker planning to go public with two share classes.

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Accounting For Impact Alongside Returns

The KL Felicitas Foundation, founded by impact investing pioneers Charly and Lisa Kleissner, has opened the books on its investments to show that a strategy aimed at doing good can live up to its social and environmental objectives as well as deliver returns. The KLF Foundation’s portfolio is run by the San Francisco-based impact investment management firm Sonen Capital

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Sonen Wins Best Report by Asset Manager

Small & Medium Firm < $25bn Category

Sonen Capital wins for Best Responsible Investor and Impact Investing Report by an Asset Manager, for medium and small firms < $25Bn.

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Sonen Shortlisted for RI Reporting Awards 2018

The shortlists for the RI Reporting Awards 2018 are published today in advance of the RI Awards Dinner where the winners and runners-up will be announced. Sonen Capital is shortlisted in the awards category for best Impact Report by a ‘Small-Medium (€25bn-) Firm.

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Nathan Cummings Foundation Commits to 100 Percent

Nathan Cummings Foundation Announces Move to 100 Percent Mission-Aligned Investing

Today the Nathan Cummings Foundation announced that they will align 100 percent of their nearly half-billion dollar endowment with their mission. Sonen Capital helped engage, educate and guide Nathan Cummings Foundation’s board towards a set of recommendations on impact investing and its strategic role within the foundation.

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Cummings Foundation Taps Impact Investing Talent

The $400 million Nathan Cummings Foundation has engaged San Francisco-based impact investment advisory firm Sonen Capital to guide the foundation’s impact investing strategies.

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Renewable energy investors urged to manage community land & security risks

Multi-million renewable energy investments could be at risk from overlooking harms to local communities. Managing these impacts is key to secure a fast and fair transition to a low-carbon economy, and safeguard financial returns, according to analysis by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Transform Finance and Sonen Capital.

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Sonen Capital Wins Best Impact Investing Firm

Sonen Capital, one of North America’s foremost impact investment management firms, was awarded Best Firm in the Responsible Investing / ESG / Impact Investing category at the 4th Family Wealth Report Awards 2017.

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EPA Withdraws Methane Disclosure Rule For Oil and Gas Drillers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will no longer ask oil and gas drilling companies to disclose information on equipment and methane emissions levels at their existing operations, the agency said on Thursday.

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