Impact investing is not ESG. And ESG is not Impact investing. Is this news to you? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Some of the smartest and most sophisticated people have trouble distinguishing between the two. ESG stands for environmental, social and governance. It was the brainchild of governments wanting to bring these issues into mainstream investment decision-making. … [Read more...] about ESG versus Impact Investing.
Who’s my crowd? According to GlobeSt.com/Real Estate Forum, the 2023 Women of Influence. That’s right: The publication named me a “Diversity Champion,” one of its special recognition awards. I’m proud to be included among so many women who are making their mark in what is still a male-dominated industry. And I’m especially proud that my work to enhance participation of … [Read more...] about Globe Street Class of 2023
Crowdfunding can take many forms -- from donation-based to investment-based, supporting small and large businesses or bricks and mortar and even civic projects. We’ve always loved Spacehive, the earliest civic crowdfunding platform to emerge, founded by Chris Gourlay in London. Spacehive helps locals and communities bring their ideas to life through crowdfunding. As the … [Read more...] about Local Spaces. Crowdfunded.￼
Charles Marohn, known as “Chuck” to friends and colleagues, is the founder and president of Strong Towns. He is a land use planner and civil engineer with decades of experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning, both from the University of Minnesota. Marohn is the author of Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to … [Read more...] about Strong Towns
Canada has opened its arms to immigrants. We tried to build a wall. This is how that decision plays out. Drive just 5 hours directly north from Pittsburgh, and weave around the Great Lakes a little, and you’ll be in Toronto, perhaps the most multicultural and multi-racial city in the world. With the foreign-born population in Toronto now over 50%, New York City is in the … [Read more...] about Toronto