From Colonial Quakers to Silicon Valley billionaires, impact investing has put dollars to use to bring about change via funding social enterprise. Today, investors are doing so in smarter ways than ever.
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After joining as vice chair of her family’s Cordes Foundation, Stephanie Cordes combined her interest in fashion with solving global poverty through impact investing. The foundation now has $10 million in assets supporting social entrepreneurship around the world.
These GIIRS funds, and their portfolios, showcase areas where impact investors are creating change. Read how Bain Capital and Mexico’s only GIIRS-rated fund make the list.
With more sustainability-focused millennials drinking wine than baby boomers in the United States, Fetzer Vineyards’ dedication to regenerative agriculture, carbon sequestration and organic wine is helping it appeal to the growing millennial market. Plus, the company saved nearly $1 million in 2015 alone with its zero-waste policy and other environmental
Jarod Hadaway, founder of indie record label Last Triumph, believes in staying true to your passions. For him, that means producing music and prioritizing environmental stewardship and community building.
These companies have earned the title Best for the Environment by creating environmentally products, building environmental stewardship into all aspects of their business, and growing revenue all the while.