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Navigating the Murky Waters of Responsible Investing

Media Coverage

Inspirit was featured in The Philanthropist Journal’s recent story on responsible investing. Jory Cohen, Director of Finance and Impact Investment, discusses our 100% impact portfolio.

Read The Philanthropist Journal’s feature here. [mk_image src=”” image_size=”full” align=”center”][mk_divider][vc_column_text]

An excerpt from the article: 

Inspirit Foundation, only eight years old, now has 100% of its $40 million in impact investing and is beating traditional financial benchmarks while aligning with its mission of addressing discrimination based on race, ethnicity, or religion.

Jory Cohen, the foundation’s director of finance and impact investment, became interested in impact investing after reading Banker to the Poor, the autobiography of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, which his mother had given him as a birthday present before he entered London’s Ivey Business School.

“I approached my studies through that lens. It was eye-opening for me,” he says.

Inspirit’s investment portfolio is based on companies that earn the majority of their revenues in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. “We have found that not only are we not sacrificing financial returns, we are beating benchmarks. It has been true in the long-term and the short-term,” Cohen says.[/vc_column_text][mk_divider][vc_column_text]Read the full article here.[/vc_column_text]