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Gayle Peterson

Analysis Gayle Peterson and Pegram Harrison 7 March 2017

Pamela Hartigan: an appreciation

Pamela Hartigan didn’t have current events in mind when she wrote about the power of unreasonable people. Her book The Power of Unreasonable People: How social entrepreneurs create markets that change the world is certainly …

Opinion Gayle Peterson 7 February 2017

Philanthropy’s deliberate leaders: the story of the ClimateWorks Foundation

The Wall Street Journal described recently-elected Donald Trump’s leadership as ‘deliberate chaos’. We know chaos. We live it. A barrage of destructive tweets and policy bombs have resulted in widespread protests in the United States …

Letter Gayle Peterson 1 June 2015

Arts and impact investing

The March feature on the role and value of arts and culture in philanthropy was provocative and, for me, very timely. I have just finished directing the Oxford Impact Investing Programme where, for the first …

Conference reports Gayle Peterson 17 February 2015

Impact investing from the heartland: observations from TBLI’s first conference in Chicago

I grew up in Chicago (aka Windy City, City of Big Shoulders, and home to Barack Obama) and recently returned home to participate in the TBLI (Triple Bottom Line Investing) conference on impact investing hosted …

Analysis Gayle Peterson 1 September 2014

What do impact investors most need to know?

In 2013, Oxford University’s Said Business School launched an impact investing programme. In the two courses we’ve completed, students have come from more than 20 different countries, representing organizations ranging from the World Bank, KPMG, …