April 23

Coronavirus, Economic Meltdown And The World Of Impact: Insights From Lauren Cochran Of Blue Haven Initiative

By Anne Field

How are investors and entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa addressing the challenges they face? For answers, we talked to Lauren Cochran, a managing director at Blue Haven Initiative, whose primary focus is on that region.

Launched in 2012 by Liesel Pritzker Simmons and Ian Simmons, Blue Haven was one of the first family offices dedicated 100% to impact investing. Active in emerging markets and in the U.S., it makes direct investments in mission-driven, early-stage companies and projects focused on creating economic opportunity, improving standards of living and delivering products and services to under-served communities.

Here’s what Cochran had to say.

Photo courtesy of Ron Kroetz.

Source: Forbes (link opens in a new window)

Coronavirus, Investing
impact investing, social enterprise