Posts by Lauren Cochran
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What the ‘Varsity Blues’ Scandal Says (And Doesn’t Say) About Bill McGlashan, the Rise Fund and Impact Investing
Bill McGlashan’s downfall at Rise, TPG's mammoth impact investing fund, has been making national headlines for the past week – sparking a wave of criticism that's putting the sector on the defensive. According to long-time impact investor Lauren Cochran, managing director at Blue Haven Initiative, the critics have a point - but they're missing an important part of the story. She explores what McGlashan's failings say about the Rise Fund and the broader industry – and what impact investing can learn from the scandal.
MondayShare / Comment
In a race to bring product to market, forethought and structure around human capital falls lower on the list. Under-investment in talent is crippling in the markets in which impact-focused funds like Blue Haven Initiative invest. The fund's Lauren Cochran and Grace Horwitz argue it's time for investors to take a more hands-on role.