The period after the American Civil War was a time of great ferment, division – and systemic change. Today’s confluence of pandemic, dislocation and popular mobilization presents new opportunities for systemic change. Conversations on The Reconstruction podcasts, and coverage on ImpactAlpha, introduce people, projects and U.S. policies that center Blackness in the service of economic liberation for all.


Welcome to The Reconstruction

ImpactAlpha, Feb 1 – The Reconstruction series will engage investors, entrepreneurs, activists and academics in the U.S. and around the world, as Aiken puts


Policy Corner: Diversity in asset management

ImpactAlpha, Oct. 17 – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last week released guidance that  investment advisers can consider diversity, equity and inclusion, DEI

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Not Cricket: Diversity in asset management must be more than woke signaling

Editor’s note: ImpactAlpha contributing editor Imogen Rose-Smith, a longtime senior writer for Institutional Investor, contributes a bi-weekly column on the policies, practices and strategies of

Investors commit to racial justice action

ImpactAlpha, June 22 – More than 100 institutional investors signed on to a Racial Justice Investing Coalition pledge to address structural racism. “We

Impact Voices

Thoughts of a Black fund manager

I am a Black fund manager. There are not many of us: Less than 2% of AUM are managed by diverse-owned firms. I


Rise of the Rest backs Black-led startups

ImpactAlpha, December 7 — Three Black-led, U.S.-based companies landed a combined $2 million in investment capital and other commitments through Revolution’s Rise of

Michael “Killer Mike” Render, Ambassador Andrew J. Young and Ryan Glover are founders of Greenwood, the first digital banking platform for Black and Latinx people and business owners. Greenwood features best-in-class online banking services and innovative ways of giving back to Black and Latinx causes and businesses.

Greenwood raises $3 million for a digital bank for Black and Latinx customers

ImpactAlpha, Oct. 12 – ‘Neobank’ Greenwood, founded by former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young, rapper Michael ‘Killer Mike’ Render, and Bounce TV’s Ryan Glover,