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December 2017
December 2017

Managing Director

Confluence Philanthropy is a non-profit, membership-based network of foundations, high net worth investors and their investment advisors who are working together to practice ...


December 2017
December 2017

The Cleantech investing space can be a daunting one.  From past poor performance, to the technical nature of the opportunities, it can be difficult for some asset owners to confidently engage around ...


November 2017
November 2017

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This past July, Confluence Philanthropy launched a new membership model that will significantly expand our membership offering to investment managers, CDFI’s, and program related investing ...


November 2017
November 2017
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Water is in everything. Despite the importance of water in nearly every sector of our economy and its centrality to our most pressing environmental challenges, too few impact investors take on water ...


November 2017
November 2017

Philanthropic and family office investors are well positioned to play an important role in the transition to a clean economy, but to date, the pace of progress has not yet met the need.  With public ...


July 2017
July 2017

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GSG

This month I was honored to serve as a delegate to the Global Social Impact Investing Steering Group’s (GSG) Impact Summit (Summit) in Chicago, joining over 550 financial institutions, ...


June 2017
June 2017

For Immediate Release

Friday, June 2, 2017

Oakland, California

Philanthropies and Family Offices Commit $3b in Private Investment

As Trump Withdraws Support for the UNFCC

On Thursday, June ...


April 2017
April 2017

 

 

Jeff Rosen is the Chief Financial Officer at Solidago Foundation, and a Board Member of Confluence Philanthropy.

 

 

 

Most of us, when asked to stop and think about it, are by now aware ...


March 2017
March 2017

Tim Smith, Confluence Advisor Member and Director of ESG Shareowner Engagement at Walden Asset Management, reports back from Sister Pat Daly's keynote presentation at Confluence's 2017 Annual ...


December 2016
December 2016

Listen: Dana Lanza talks Philanthropy by Way of Impact Investing in LIFT Economy and B The Change Media podcast

Click here to listen to the recent podcast by B The Change Media featuring Dana ...


October 2016
October 2016

Jonathan Rose and Kyle Rawlins

On September 23, Confluence Philanthropy convened a breakfast discussion meeting at The California Endowment with 21 representatives from local foundations, financial institutions, and real estate ...


August 2016
August 2016


July 2016
July 2016

Until July 21, 2016, the SEC accepted public comments about Regulation SK, which articulates the reporting requirements for public companies’ filings with the SEC. If that sounds dry, that’s because ...


July 2016
July 2016

Confluence Philanthropy and several of our members participated in the Rural Opportunity Investment (ROI) Conference sponsored by Secretary Vilsack, Chair of the White House Rural Council on May 3, ...


July 2016
July 2016

Billions of people in the U.S. and around the world are living at or near poverty levels; economic development is a pressing issue for communities long left out of the social equation. With limited ...