Agents of Impact


Earlier this week, 91-year-old Margaret Keenan in England received the first COVID-19 vaccination (yes, the second was an 81-year-old named William Shakespeare). That

Bold leaders. Taking action. Driving impact.

ImpactAlpha, Nov. 13 – Bold leaders. Taking action. Driving impact. That’s the tagline on the snappy Agents of Impact section on the new

Kesha Cash, Impact America Fund

ImpactAlpha, Oct. 30 – Two years ago, ImpactAlpha recognized Kesha Cash as an Agent of Impact for her cutting-edge investment thesis: the billion-dollar


ImpactAlpha, Oct. 23 – That sound you hear: Tens of millions of early voters determined to have a voice in the country we

Aisha Yesufu, Nigerian activist

ImpactAlpha, Oct. 16 – The world’s most populous Black nation is standing up to police brutality. The demand of protesters in Nigeria: #ENDSARS

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

ImpactAlpha, Sept. 25 – The advantages of women’s participation and leadership in business and society have become conventional wisdom. That’s in no small

Dave Kirkpatrick, SJF Ventures

ImpactAlpha, Sept. 11 – The co-founder and managing director of SJF Ventures still had half of the firm’s $125 million fourth fund when

Andrew Youn, One Acre Fund

ImpactAlpha, Aug. 21 – The goods and services needed to end global poverty are proven and well known, says Andrew Youn, founder and

MacKenzie Scott, author and philanthropist

ImpactAlpha, July 31 – Call it “best practices for billionaires.” As her ex-husband, Jeff Bezos, and three other tech billionaires prepared to face Congressional

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson, CapEQ

ImpactAlpha, June 26 – America is undervaluing her assets. Tynesia Boyea-Robinson is helping reprice them. Black-owned businesses are pathways to wealth and jobs

Aurora James, Brother Vellies

ImpactAlpha, June 19 – Aurora James wasn’t satisfied with corporate statements of solidarity for Black lives after street protests over the killing of

Helen Adeosun, CareAcademy

ImpactAlpha, June 12 – When the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic, Helen Adeosun knew it would hit seniors

Agents of Justice are agents of impact

ImpactAlpha, June 5 – Trauma and fatigue and frustration and grief and anger in the Black community poured into the streets this week.

Sarah Kearney, Prime Coalition

ImpactAlpha, May 29 – Venture capital seems optimized to fund Instagram, not impact. Rather than bemoan the capital gap, Sarah Kearney bulldozed through

Dana Bezerra, Heron Foundation

ImpactAlpha, May 15 – There was a let-down inside the Heron Foundation when it reached its goal, ahead of schedule, of investing 100% of

John Goldstein, Goldman Sachs

ImpactAlpha, Apr. 24 – Goldman Sachs is among the many financial institutions trying to get out ahead of the COVID crisis with ‘social

Darrin Williams, Southern Bancorp

Since the U.S. government’s $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program kicked in a week ago, Williams and his team have processed $42 million in

Essential workers

ImpactAlpha, April 3 – They are the ones who are going to get us through this. Not the bankers and CEOs, hedge fund

Antony Bugg-Levine, Nonprofit Finance Fund

ImpactAlpha, March 27 – When voluntary and then mandatory social distancing shut down businesses and nonprofits in New York, the effects were immediate.

You, yes, all of you

ImpactAlpha, March 20 – As the world reels, you are stepping up in so many ways. Social distancing is becoming social responsibility… is

Frontline healthcare workers

ImpactAlpha, March 13 – Sports leagues can suspend seasons. Tech workers can go remote and schools can shutter classrooms. And politicians can flinch.

Willemijn Verloop, Social Impact Ventures

ImpactAlpha, March 6 – Social Impact Ventures’ €40 million fund was the biggest private impact fund in the Netherlands when it launched in

Ellis Carr, Capital Impact Partners

ImpactAlpha, Feb. 28 – Community development financial institutions, or CDFIs, have been making loans for decades in neighborhoods and sectors where mainstream capital

Martin Muoto, SoLa Impact

ImpactAlpha, Jan. 7 – The Nigerian-born entrepreneur and investor was investing in zones of opportunity before there were Opportunity Zones. Muoto has acquired,

Leila Janah, Samasource, 1982-2020

ImpactAlpha, Jan. 31 – Corporations outsourced. Leila Janah impact sourced. With global companies offshoring digital processes to trim costs and boost shareholder profits, Janah