How to Build True Wealth with Laura Oldanie


Within the Invest for Better community, we often talk about our money stories and what it means to use our assets to support the world we want to see. Laura Oldanie goes even farther. In her personal life, writing, and work, she is exploring what it means to have a holistic view of wealth. In other words, […]

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Ask the Expert: Investing Through CDFI Loan Funds with Lisa Richter


Lisa Richter, our expert for this month’s Ask the Expert session, is involved in socially responsible investment strategies for close to 30 years. In both her current role as Managing Director of Avivar Capital and her prior role as Co-Founder & Principle at GPS Capital Partners, Laura and her teams have been providing financial advisory […]

Free to IFB Members

Circle Leaders Info Session

Would you like to lead your own IFB Circle? Have you longed for a trusted community of women with whom you can develop the confidence to move your money into purposeful investing? Have you already discovered the power of values-aligned investing and want to help other women activate their capital? Join us to learn more […]

Invest in Affordable Housing with Anna Smukowski

The need for affordable housing is one of the most pressing challenges facing urban areas across the United States. In this Invest session, you will learn about an Impact Note that is offered by the Enterprise Community Loan Fund (ECLF). This financial product enables investors to support the creation and preservation of safe, decent, and cost-effective […]

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Ask the Expert: Real Asset ESG with Uma (Pattarkine) Moriarity, CFA

Uma Moriarity will be our expert for this month’s Ask the Expert session. She is the Global ESG Lead & Senior Investment Strategist at CenterSquare Investment Management. The firm is a global investment manager that specializes in real estate and actively manages many of the investments in their portfolio. In her job, Uma focuses on investment strategy […]

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Use Fidelity & Schwab to Research Your Investments with Caitlin Appleton

Caitlin Appleton recently led IFB’s Values Align Your Stock Portfolio Deep Dive. During that time, she realized that many of our members would benefit from better understanding how to use freely available websites, like those provided by Fidelity and Schwab, to research individual stocks, stock funds, and other financial products. As a result, she has kindly […]

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Circle Leader Training Session #1


This is the first of two training sessions for Circle Leaders who will be facilitating Invest for Better Circles during the period October 2023-March 2024. In this training Invest for Better co-founder Janine Firpo will provide a brief overview of the 6-month curriculum and learning platform, and participants will participate in a demo of the […]

2023 Innovations in International Philanthropy Symposium

American Academy of Arts & Sciences 136 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA, United States

At the upcoming Innovations in International Symposium on September 7-8 in Cambridge, Ellen Remmer, co-founder of Invest for Better (IFB), will be co-leading a session with IFB Steering committee member Kathleen McQuiggan on “Investing with Your Values” and moderating a session on “Practicing Investing to reach the SDG’s” with Andy Behar of As You Sow (link), Lisa Hayles of Trillium Asset Management […]

$100 – $550

Circle Leader Training Session #2


This is the second of two training sessions for Circle Leaders who will be facilitating Invest for Better Circles during the period October 2023-March 2024.  Training will be led by Invest for Better co-founder Ellen Remmer, Program Director Jasmine Tanguay, and multidisciplinary expert/educator Jill Bamburg. EVENT DETAILS: September 14, 2023, 12:00 - 1:30 PM EDT […]

Using Public Markets to Invest in Sustainable Food with Elysabeth Alfano

Elysabeth Alfano is passionate about the positive impact we can make on the environment by the way we eat and the way we invest. Veg Tech Invest, the company she leads invests in public companies that are innovating with plants and plant-derived ingredients to make animal-free products. One of the companies innovations is the VegTech Plant-based Innovation […]

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Using Private Markets to Invest in Sustainable Food with Michael Pellman Rowland

Micheal Pellman Rowland and his colleagues want to change the world – through food. They are working toward that goal by using private investments to positively influence and impact agriculture and food systems globally. Joining us from his home in Monaco, Michael will walk us through the trends and investment themes that are currently propelling the […]

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“EmpowerHER: Activate Your Money” Featuring Janine Firpo

Watson Block 256 North 1st Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Janine Firpo, co-founder of Invest for Better, will be joining DelRae Messer for "EmpowerHER: Activate Your Money. Invest in Your Future, Invest in the World!" event. The event will start with a panel discussion moderated by DelRae Messer. Participants include: Janine Firpo, Co-Founder, Invest for Better Brittany Howard, Owner, Victory Business Solutions Dr. Anna Thurmes, […]