Blog Archives: July 2016

• Confluence and Signatories Urge the SEC to Improve ESG Disclosure Standards

July 21, 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 it is! But this little-known regulation is actually critically important for impact investment. Of course, the information that a company discloses about itself is fundamental to investment decision-making. What is at stake in this debate is how much and what types of information companies must report, and many impact investors correctly saw this ...

• Confluence Philanthropy Attends the White House Rural Opportunity Investment Council

July 14, 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, 2016 The purpose of the gathering was to encourage private sector investment in the areas of rural economic development and natural resource conservation. Confluence Philanthropy was pleased to be among the invited guests such as: the Department of the Treasury, Department of Agriculture, the Federal Reserve Bank, investment banks, and ...

• Investing in Local Economies with the Denver Foundation

July 07, 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 or no savings, getting injured or ill can mean the difference in being able to pay rent, purchase food, and/or secure safe child care and reliable transportation. Investors and philanthropists alike have new opportunities to put their investments to work in their local economies by supporting place-based social enterprises. Confluence P ...

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