A year later, and I’m really back. My firm, Occam Advisors, is working to get the capital markets working for impact in my home state of Oregon. That work is taking many different forms, from helping foundations set up investment programs to helping businesses that are committed to integrating impact into their products to helping innovative non-profits think about how to scale their work. The challenges and opportunities we see here in Oregon mirror what’s going on around the country. I hope that by writing about a few things I’m seeing, I can spur a dialog with people here and elsewhere about scalable solutions to big problems.
So, here goes.