Entries by Jonny Newburgh

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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Atlanta Entrepreneurs Discuss the Benefits of Impact Investing at Emory University

By: Aayush Gupta (22C) November 26, 2019 “Most people think of entrepreneurs as risk-takers. I was taught that you have gifts, you have talent, so you invest in those,” said Kevin Rodgers, founder of SHWAXX Laboratories.   On Wednesday, November 13, Emory Impact Investing Group (EIIG) hosted a panel attended by students, faculty, and Atlanta community […]

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Relationships Matter for Diverse-Led Startups & Social Impact Startups

This post originally appeared on LinkedIn. Relationships Matter for Diverse-Led Startups & Social Impact Startups: What We Learned By Spinning Up The Intentionally Good Project in 90 Days October 14, 2019 On May 31st, we received notification that we won a VilCap Community license grant from Village Capital for their accelerator curriculum and data collection […]

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Leveraging CDFIs for Mission

Foundations and community lenders scaling outcomes through capital October 9, 2019 Last week, the Georgia Social Impact Collaborative (GSIC) hosted leaders from nearly 40 GA-based foundations and 15 community development financial institutions (CDFIs) to gain insights on how to advance their common goals around social outcomes. After an immersive session to understand how CDFIs drive […]