Entries by Jonny Newburgh


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 […]


VOTE NOTE: Civic Impact Awards

The Civic Impact Awards is an awards ceremony hosted by the Center for Civic Innovation to celebrate leaders and organizations who love Atlanta and are fighting for better policies, stronger civic engagement, and an Atlanta that is built for everyone. We started this awards ceremony in 2015 to shed light on the work of dedicated […]


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 […]


Atlanta Emerging Markets Inc., Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation, and the Center for Civic Innovation Continue Support of Civic Problem-Solvers

Originally posted on Invest Atlanta September 24, 2019 Four Atlanta social ventures have been awarded a total of $200,000 by the Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation and Atlanta Emerging Markets, Inc. (AEMI) through the Civic Impact Loan Fund. This loan fund is an effort created in partnership with the Center for Civic Innovation (CCI) to support early-stage civic entrepreneurs in scaling their businesses […]


This VP Proves Impact Investments Yield Big Returns For Investors And Communities

Originally posted on Forbes.com September 17, 2019 The U.S. is struggling with mounting social issues, such as the growing wealth gap and an increase in the number of people experiencing homelessness. To combat these problems, foundation leaders and trustees throughout the country are looking for new investment opportunities that yield both social and financial return. […]


Pavan Iyer of Backyard ATL

August 29, 2019 By: Pavan Iyer, founder of eightvillage and Backyard ATL Backyard ATL is an affordable housing initiative that provides Atlanta homeowners with backyard space a platform to earn additional income with their property. We are a turnkey solution that takes care of the design, financing and construction of a rental unit in a […]

Campus Sustainability Grants: Building Better Businesses through the B Corp Framework

This post originally appeared on the website of the University of Georgia’s Office of Sustainability. University of Georgia MBA student Zack Godfrey is challenging business owners in Georgia to rethink their practices and consider using their companies as a force for good. Godfrey’s Campus Sustainability Grant project connects students with businesses to help companies improve […]