October 8, 2014
EPIP Webinar | Matching Money and Mission: Investments for Social Change
Most foundations use grants alone to achieve their missions — but increasingly many are looking to their endowments as another tool for impact. The fields of impact investing and responsible investing have grown dramatically in the past decade. As opportunities increase, foundations are becoming more involved — through mission-related investing (MRI), program-related investing (PRI), and other approaches. For this webinar, our invited speakers, a program officer and an impact investing expert, explored the ways that foundations are aligning their investments with their missions and values. They discussed two specific examples: a national foundation’s program-related investing fund and Impact America, a newly launched equity firm creating both financial and social returns.
- Kesha Cash, Director of Investments, Jalia Ventures
- Beth Herz, Associate Program Officer, Surdna Foundation
- NCRP’s Pushing the Envelope: Expanding the Limits of Mission Investing – Peter Berliner and David Wood
- Impact Investment: The Invisible Heart of Markets – by the Social Impact Investment Task Force