In September, IDPF's President and CEO Irene Pritzker and IDPF Chief Operating Officer Alison Ehlke participated in the first ever TBLI Inspiration Weekend retreat in Scotland hosted by the TBLI Group. The retreat presented a great opportunity for IDPF to stay updated on impact investing trends, learn from our peers, and even share some of our experiences.
My optimism about the state of the world was reenergized in the presence of these innovative entrepreneurs and organizations.
Impact investing allows our foundation the opportunity to increase our financial capital while advancing social and environmental solutions.
Chicago is a hub for many early-stage companies aimed at creating for-profit business solutions to social causes. At the IDP Foundation, we are proud investors in the Impact Engine Fund, which features some great innovative entrepreneurs. Here are a few spotlight companies that are doing some amazing work.