by Yna C. Moore, National Committee on Responsive Philanthropy
I'm very excited about the just-released special winter issue of Responsive Philanthropy, NCRP's quarterly journal. It focuses mission investing, a topic that's been getting more and more attention in philanthropy, with articles that tackles myths, shares examples of foundation engagement, additional resources and more.
Check out these articles:
Improving the Planet and Walking the Talk
In the cover story, Park Foundation staff and trustees write about the organization’s journey in mission investing. They describe the different tools they’ve utilized to ensure that the foundation’s investments align with its mission. Blending Mission, Values, Fiduciary Duty and Investments
Many skeptics of mission investing cite concerns that this practice violates foundation trustees’ fiduciary duties. Tim Smith, director of environmental, social and governance shareowner engagement at Walden Asset Management, argues that fiduciary duty should motivate instead of deter mission investing. Pushing the Envelope: Expanding the Limits of Mission Investing
Peter Berliner, managing director of Mission Investors Exchange, and David Wood, director of the Initiative for Responsible Investment at Harvard University’s Hauser Institute for Civil Society, write about what foundations can do to support continued growth and innovation in the practice of MI.