14 Feb

Shareholders v. Stakeholders: Are Today’s Benefit Corporations Revolutionary?

The debate around the role and duties of corporations is not a new one. When our country was first founded, corporations were required to submit applications to colonial legislatures for the “privilege” of corporate status. At that time, public benefit was not an explicit requirement, but social and political norms created an implicit requirement of […]

02 Feb

Impact Investing: Foundations Should Take the Helm

Traditional philanthropic techniques are not enough to continue to raise the necessary impact dollars. The majority of non-profits continually remain underfunded. Moreover, the cost of fundraising is expensive. On average, for every $1 raised it costs 20 cents to raise that dollar. Only 80 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to the charity itself — an inefficient […]

24 Jan

The C-Suite Gender Gap: What Are We Leaving on the Table?

Financial services must tie these three factors together – customer experience, best practices and reliability/responsiveness – to have an effective web presence. They can’t go hard into one particular area and ignore the others. They have to understand what’s available versus their competitors, what consumers think of their sites versus competitors’ and how their sites are performing.

13 Jan

Pay for Success and Social Impact Bonds: What’s Next?

Since 2014, ten Pay for Success (PFS) instruments have launched in the US. Although these PFS/Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) have been lauded as one of the most innovative ideas to emerge in finance meets philanthropy, are they really as promising in practice as they are in theory? So far, the financial and social results are mixed. Goldman entered […]