U.S. Federal Funding Unlocks $100 Billion Opportunity

U.S. Federal Funding Unlocks $100 Billion Opportunity

In recent years, many initiatives have, with great fanfare (if variable follow-through), been launched to improve access to capital for businesses arising from historically disadvantaged groups within the US. These efforts include increasing credit available from...
Beyond the Blue Horizon

Beyond the Blue Horizon

Beneath the tranquil azure of our oceans lies a crisis of staggering proportions. Despite the fact that marine ecosystems are profoundly important for human well-being — providing us with food and medicine, buffering coastal infrastructure from severe climate events,...
DAFs: Black Box or Magic Bullet?

DAFs: Black Box or Magic Bullet?

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are in the spotlight this past week in the United States. The IRS held a public hearing to discuss its plan to regulate the tax-free philanthropic giving vehicle, and Goldman Sachs is facing securities fraud accusations for its giving...
Beyond Rhetoric: Finding Common Ground in Community Finance

Beyond Rhetoric: Finding Common Ground in Community Finance

The emergence and backlash of socially conscious language surged in the United States following the murder of George Floyd in the summer of 2020. Terms such as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) have been repurposed and...
Harnessing AI for Social Impact

Harnessing AI for Social Impact

In an era marked by unprecedented technological advancement, the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and social impact presents extraordinary opportunities for positive change. AI-driven solutions are improving efficiency, optimizing resource allocation,...
Soundtrack of Resilience

Soundtrack of Resilience

April was Jazz Appreciation Month — a period when our collective focus hones in on jazz, particularly in its spiritual home, New Orleans, Louisiana. Renowned as the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans not only claims a rich legacy of jazz greats from Buddy Bolden to...