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Small Businesses Need Your Help, Too

This post originally appeared on the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta blog. June 24, 2020 By: Jonny Newburgh, Impact Investment Associate, GoATL Fund Small businesses are hurting. Black-owned businesses face added challenges. In good times, entrepreneurship is tough. The most recent Small Business Credit Survey, conducted by the Federal Reserve System in early 2020, found that […]


Webinar Recap: Advancing Place-based Strategies in Georgia

Alongside Mission Investors Exchange (MIE), which held its 2020 conference virtually (instead of the originally planned location in Atlanta), GSIC hosted a session on place-based impact investing in Georgia on May 22. With over 75 participants, we witnessed a deep interest in understanding how impact capital can support investment in improved outcomes in our communities. […]


BestFit: Redesigning a Social Safety Net for Young Adults 

Entrepreneur Names: Asha Owens and Rebecca Kwee  Venture Name: BestFit  Impact Focus Area: College Success, Civic Tech  Business Stage: Startup  Year Venture Established: 2018  Business Type: Private, Social Enterprise   Basic needs insecurity among college students is worse than you think.   Millions of college students in the U.S. rely on their school for stable access to food, […]


Small Business and Nonprofit Support During the COVID-19 Crisis 

Please visit the Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative’s Resource Roundup for Small Businesses and Nonprofits.   LAST UPDATED: Monday, June 23 at 10:00 am With so many concerns about the impact of isolation amidst the current COVID-19 crisis, we thought it would be helpful to roundup what resources are available today. We’ve pulled this list from […]


Revolving Fund Drives Social Impact for Atlanta Communities

By: Stacy Funderburke, Assistant Regional Counsel & Conservation Acquisition Associate, The Conservation Fund February 26, 2020 In January, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms and Department of Parks & Recreation announced a new 12-acre park in one of the most under-parked areas of the city. This large greenspace will create a new park and recreational amenities for […]


Affordable Housing: An Impact Investment, Close to Home

This post originally appeared on Boardwalk Capital Management. By: Scott Sadler, CFA February 23, 2020 Investors may not think of affordable housing as an “impact” investment, but without question some opportunities in this sector have measurable environmental and social impacts while also offering the potential for handsome financial returns. Case in point is a recent […]


Emory Impact Investing Group (EIIG) Invests in Atlanta’s Entrepreneurs

By: Aayush Gupta (22C) December 18, 2019 EIIG has a mission of working with entrepreneurs who have little to no prior business experience and frequently lack the skills necessary to start and grow a company of their own. The organization provides microloans ranging between $5,000 and $10,000 at low interest rates to entrepreneurs who undergo […]

Fall Conference Roundup: Emory MBAs Recap Social Impact Events

December 5, 2019  By: Sydney Maier, Carolyn Bero, Avi Scher  Emory University’s Goizueta Business School recently sent several students across the U.S. to attend conferences on social entrepreneurship, impact investing, and socially responsible investing. Here is what they learned: MBArk2Boulder Food Leadership Conference (Sydney Maier) Dedicated to strengthening the relationship between MBAs and the natural foods industry, MBArk hosts three annual conferences: […]