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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Smart Investors Use “Inclusion Premium” Thinking, and Here’s Why

By: Lisa Calhoun September 30, 2019 If you’ve ever thought about spending your money with one brand instead of another because one of them had a better reputation, you’re an impact investor. Investors who want to scale their impact know every dollar under their influence can be part of their strategy to transform the world […]


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. […]

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 […]

Atlanta Lands Largest Impact Investing Conference for Foundations

Atlanta Lands Largest Impact Investing Conference for Foundations Mission Investors Exchange (MIE) takes biannual conference south in 2020 On May 16, 2019, Mission Investors Exchange (MIE) officially announced to its members that Atlanta will host the 2020 National Conference. As the leading association for the field, MIE is the go-to resource for social investors to […]