Graystone Consulting: Leaders in Impact Investing

Graystone Consulting: Leaders in Impact Investing

Impact Investing has become a core part of the IDP Foundation’s mission to break the cycle of poverty through innovative solutions.

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Edovo: Education Over Obstacles

Edovo: Education Over Obstacles

We are so happy to be highlighting one of our most recent Program-Related Investments (PRIs): Edovo!

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IDP Foundation Takes on ADIS 2018

IDP Foundation Takes on ADIS 2018

Last month, our President & CEO Irene Pritzker and our COO Alison Ehlke took a break from the Chicago cold to head to San Francisco for the African Diaspora Investment Symposium (ADIS).

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An Inside Look at NESA by Makers

An Inside Look at NESA by Makers

Based in Lagos, Nigeria, NESA is a mission driven organization determined to equip young Nigerians with the skills that enable them to participate in today’s digital economy.

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SOCAP 2017: 10 Years of Impact Investing

SOCAP 2017: 10 Years of Impact Investing

My optimism about the state of the world was reenergized in the presence of these innovative entrepreneurs and organizations.

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Maximizing Our Impact Through Impact Investing

Maximizing Our Impact Through Impact Investing

Impact investing allows our foundation the opportunity to increase our financial capital while advancing social and environmental solutions.

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IDP Foundation Visits Harambe's Rome-coming

IDP Foundation Visits Harambe's Rome-coming

In September, IDP Foundation’s President and CEO Irene Pritzker, and Chief Operating Officer Alison Ehlke made their way to Rome, Italy for the fourth biennial Harambe Rome Forum.

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IDP Foundation Partners with Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance

IDP Foundation Partners with Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance

On April 8, 2017, the IDP Foundation’s Executive Director Allison Rohner and Project Manager Jenna O’Brien traveled to Harvard University to sign a two-year partnership agreement with the Harambe Entrepreneurs Alliance (HEA).

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Top Social Enterprises to Watch in 2017

Top Social Enterprises to Watch in 2017

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.

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Benefit Chicago Raises $77 Million and Announces First Round of Impact Investments

Benefit Chicago Raises $77 Million and Announces First Round of Impact Investments

Benefit Chicago recently announced that it has raised $77 million of the $100 million it seeks to mobilize for impact investments for nonprofits and social enterprises working throughout the Chicago region.

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