Unlocking Endowments: Foundations Are Stepping Up Impact Investing
Today, impact investing is a $250 billion market, with foundations across the U.S. and globally increasingly looking to use their endowments to achieve social or environmental goals.
The 82-year-old Ford Foundation in New York City and the 32-year-old Sasakawa Peace Foundation in Tokyo are among those that are aiming to attract a higher number of private investors to the impact investing space. They are using de-risking strategies that help provide safety nets for investors, and tapping publicity-shy family offices in Japan, among other approaches.
In this podcast produced by [email protected], The Ford Foundation's Roy Swan and Christine Looney, and Mari Kogiso from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation discuss how foundations are leveraging their endowments to achieve their social or environmental goals.