Using finance as a tool for social change
Leveraging each investment for good
Change.org is the world's largest petition platform, empowering people everywhere to create the change they want to see.
I met Ben years ago and have been following his progress as well as participating on the site. I wanted to help support the notion of non-profits becoming sustainable businesses that no longer rely solely on donations and grants. I also am fully on board with platforms that empower every day citizens to take action in the areas they care about.
Conscious Company is the first print and digital, nationally distributed publication in the US to focus solely on sustainable business and business as a force for good. By leveraging the power of storytelling and great design, Conscious Company aims to broaden the conversation about using business as a force for good. They believe that a new definition of success in business is emerging, one that is ultimately centered on a company’s ability to have a positive effect on society and the environment — taking all stakeholders into account — in addition to turning a profit. They want to celebrate these businesses by featuring the stories of companies that operate consciously, by providing their leaders with a megaphone to inspire other businesses to do the same, and by showing the world just how powerful business can be when used in a positive way.
Fem Inc. engages all audiences with positive entertainment with strong female characters. Fem Inc. is a women-centered technology and entertainment company that powers digital entertainment networks, popular websites, and apps with a distributed video discovery experience that understands what drives engagement for diverse audiences.
I was inspired by Rachel, her drive and experience, and mission to increase the prevalence of strong female characters in our media.
Illumen Capital provides a pathway for investors, foundations, and family offices to access the world's top impact funds and actively reduce bias throughout global financial markets. By partnering with Stanford University, Illumen Capital creates and applies bias-reducing interventions to help venture capital and private equity fund managers unlock latent financial return and impact, to create a more equitable, empathetic, and prosperous world.
“To|Someone – Good Email” is a startup revolutionizing the way we engage with email. To|Someone combines immediate real time events with rich historical data to help answer the toughest questions about retention, growth, and engagement, helping large organizations make informed decisions with historical & real time data.
Upworthy is a social media outlet with a mission to make meaningful stories go viral.
I like the social media do-good concept. The Upworthy team is curating the best social justice content and circulating it via social circles. I love that activist moms in West Oakland, media savvy city entrepreneurs, all the way to progressive lesbians in Seattle, are all engaged in and circulating Upworthy content.