Blog Archives: January 2017 — December 2017

• C2C Announces $3b Commitment

June 02, 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 1 as President Trump was announcing his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate deal, a group of committed family offices and foundations representing over $1.3B in assets were meeting to talk about strategies for investing in climate solutions.  Organizations in the room and others across the globe are joining together ...

• Confluence is Hiring!

May 22, 2017
Are you an ambitious, high performing mid career professional looking to substantively play a role in growing the impact investing industry? Confluence Philanthropy’s New Advisor Program Director is a key leadership position with significant program development, management, and communication responsibility. We are recruiting a charistmatic, entrepreneurial and detail-oriented leader, motivated by the idea of growing a cutting edge organization. The Advisor Program Director will work directly with the CEO and management committee to ...

• Supporting Local Economies through Sustainable Food: A Bike Tour of New Orleans with Confluence

April 11, 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 of the pervasiveness of metaphorical thinking. But in the normal rush of events, we often see straight through metaphors, unaware of how they refract perceptions. So it’s probably important to pause once a month or so to pierce the illusion that we see the world directly. It’s good to pause to appreciate how flexible and tenuous our grip on ...

• Sister Pat Daly Actively Invites Confluence Members to Join in Shareholder Advocacy On Climate Change

March 27, 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 Practitioners Gathering. Tim is a member of the steering committee for Confluence's Active Owners Working Group, dedicated to helping funders and investors work together to promote governmental and corporate transparency & accountability, as well as fair & equitable representation in the political process.   Under the Confluence banner “Love & ...

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