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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Irene Pritzker Discusses the State of Impact Investing at Yale School of Management

Irene Pritzker Discusses the State of Impact Investing at Yale School of Management

A trip to Ghana in 2008 to help secure microfinance loans for struggling rural schools convinced IDP Foundation President Irene Pritzker that a new financing model was desperately needed to ensure the survival of these small local institutions.

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Converging at the Intersection of Impact Investing and the Sustainable Development Goals

Converging at the Intersection of Impact Investing and the Sustainable Development Goals

As the IDP Foundation made its rounds in New York City during the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly in September, a constant theme surrounding the efforts of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) resonated throughout many of the sessions.

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Irene Pritzker Featured on Forefront Radio Podcast

Irene Pritzker Featured on Forefront Radio Podcast

Recently, Irene Pritzker sat down to speak with Eric Weinheimer, President and CEO of Forefront, about impact investing.

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IDP Foundation Grantee "Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise" Documentary Film Has Breakout Year

IDP Foundation Grantee

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise has had a breakout year. As the first documentary to center on Dr. Angelou’s life and work, excitement around its release was only to be expected.

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IDP Foundation Strengthens Partnership with Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine

IDP Foundation Strengthens Partnership with Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine

The IDP Foundation is excited to announce that it has entered into another partnership with Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine with the newly-created IDP Foundation Cardiac Research Grant. Over the next five years, the $1 million grant will help to advance the efforts of the Heart Valve Disease Research Program in the Center for Cardiovascular Innovation.

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Liesel Pritzker Simmons Discusses How Impact Investing Can Change the World

Liesel Pritzker Simmons Discusses How Impact Investing Can Change the World

IDP Foundation’s co-founder, and 2015 Nazarian Social Innovator in Residence Liesel Pritzker-Simmons, recently sat down with Stephanie Kim, associate director of community strategy at the Wharton School Impact Initiative (WSII), to discuss how to invest in projects and products with the goal of affecting social, environmental and financial change.

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