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Blog

November 2018
November 2018

On November 6, Confluence was pleased to host an online conversation between Keith Mestrich, CEO of Amalgamated Bank, and Mark Finser of New Resource Bank. Amalgamated and New Resource recently ...


October 2018
October 2018
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What is blended finance, and how can it be used to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? This is a common question among investors focused on deep environmental and/or social impact, but ...


September 2018
September 2018

Confluence Philanthropy,  Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and the Wallace Global Fund Investing in Energy Access as a Critical Climate Solution. Speakers included Christina Borsum, CFO, ...


September 2018
September 2018

Last week, more than 6,000 people gathered for the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, CA to share leading strategies for combating climate change and to declare their own commitments to ...


September 2018
September 2018
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Confluence Philanthropy hosted its third dinner for Impactful Women in values-aligned investing during the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. Similar to prior dinners Confluence has ...


August 2018
August 2018

The widespread outcry surrounding immigrant family separations over the last few months has refocused attention on the business of private immigrant detention in the U.S. To examine this ...


July 2018
July 2018

Building a Grassroots Investment Fund

Several years ago, a cohort of project partners asked Thousand Currents to create “an investment fund that provided both economic prosperity and wellbeing for ...


July 2018
July 2018
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How could we meet our goals for preventing climate change?

Passage of the UN Paris Agreement, the bountiful flow of capital feeding clean energy, and the continued floundering of the coal industry ...


June 2018
June 2018

In the last session of the 2018 Advisors Forum, Geeta Aiyer, CEO of Bostongeeta Common Asset Management (pictured right), invited attendees to think more deeply about how they, as investors, can support ...


June 2018
June 2018

High net worth families face uniquely complex investment challenges, such as navigating family dynamics and legacy issues. At the same time, they often have more opportunity than other institutional ...


June 2018
June 2018

Confluence Philanthropy’s Advisors Forum is a two-day convening focused on accelerating the field currently known as impact investing. The event is geared for our Advisor Members and prospective ...


June 2018
June 2018

Confluence Philanthropy’s first annual Advisors Forum brought together 100 attendees at Thomson Reuters in Times Square in June 2018, starting with an afternoon discussion for members only. Opening ...


May 2018
May 2018
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A snowball’s chance in . . .

A year ago, it seemed inconceivable that 69% of investors in a gun company would vote in support of its reporting publicly on ‘reputational and financial risks related ...


April 2018
April 2018

This month, Confluence Philanthropy hosted 20 leading women in mission investing for a dinner conversation in Chicago. The gathering was a bit of an experiment and the first event tied to a new ...


February 2018
February 2018

Addressing climate change requires investment in a wide range of solutions, from scaling existing renewable energy technology to identifying and supporting early stage innovation for the next wave ...