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How might pension fund trustees consider inequality, financial complexity, good jobs, and other responsible investment issues? These were themes that ran through the two days of discussion at the Trustee Leadership Forum for Retirement Security’s 5th Annual Convening earlier this month. Hosted each June at the Harvard Kennedy School by the Initiative for Responsible Investment, […]

Over the past few years, impact investing policy in the U.S. has benefited from renewed interest in thinking about using policy tools to leverage private capital in support of public purpose. With our colleagues Enterprise Community Partners and Pacific Community Ventures, the IRI has been engaged in research to better understand the existing policy landscape, […]

On May 14, IRI Director David Wood was one of a group of stakeholders invited to MIT to discuss the potential for impact investing to “catalyze local, mission-driven innovation and translate research breakthroughs into positive social impact.” Though the speakers, including former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, came from a range of backgrounds, their messages were […]