Thought Leadership

Impact Investing Handbook

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors published the “Impact Investing Handbook: An Implementation Guide for Practitioners”—180 pages of helping asset owners turn interest into action. Case studies include the KL Felicitas Foundation, Skoll Foundation and The Nathan Cummings Foundation & Sonen Capital.

2019 Impact Report

Sonen's Impact Report provides an in-depth and multidimensional view of the sustainability characteristics of our four investment strategies.

Latin America, Two Views, One Region of Opportunity

From the main stage at SOCAP19, Raul Pomares of Sonen Capital and Rodrigo Villar of New Ventures discuss the impact investment opportunity in Latin America. They discuss their impressions of the impact ecosystem, quality of expertise and investments, and entrepreneurship throughout LATAM. They discuss the misconceptions investors have when considering the region, from violence to deal flow, and how the impact community is innovating to rise above those issues to get Latin America on investor's radars.

Divest Invest Philanthropy

This report tracks the progress of the nearly 200 foundation signatories of Divest Invest Philanthropy, five years after the initiative was launched. The report showcases leading examples through case studies, and invites other foundations to come along.

2018 Impact Report

Sonen is delighted to share with you our sixth annual Impact Report, which provides a meaningful and multidimensional view of the sustainability metrics and social and environmental impact of our four investment strategies.

Podcast: Raúl Pomares | Doing Good by Doing Well Has Never Been Easier

Meeting large-scale global challenges using investment capital is easy if you are willing to learn form the best. In this podcast, Raúl shares his strategy and busts the myth that there are not enough impact investment opportunities. He shows how to generate "market-based financial returns with meaningful long-term positive social and environmental benefits." Available from AQAL Integral Investing and on Soundcloud.

Podcast: Sustainability & Impact Investing

In this episode of The Money Movement, Raul Pomares talks to us about the power of investing to create change in the world. He’s the founder of Sonen Capital, an investment firm dedicated to sustainable investing. Raul spent years building portfolios for foundations, funds, and even co-founded a boutique wealth management firm during the tech boom of the 90’s. Through our discussion, we explore how the newest generation of investors want to see how their money can make a positive difference in the world. Available through BBC Storyworks and on Soundcloud.

2017 Impact Report

Sonen is pleased to present its 2017 Impact Report, which highlights the social and environmental performance of our four distinct impact investment strategies: fixed income, public equity, sustainable real assets and multi-asset. We believe that the results of our work over the past year reflects positively on Sonen’s mission to provide clients with competitive financial returns alongside meaningful, positive social and environmental benefits.

In Pursuit of Deep Impact and Market-Rate Returns

In Pursuit of Deep Impact and Market-Rate Returns: KL Felicitas Foundations Journey is a deep-dive analysis of the KLF impact investment portfolio, which provides a model strategy for achieving targeted social and environmental as well as financial returns. The report, released in April 2018, by New Philanthropy Capital, Sonen Capital and the Foundation, also shows that use of NPC’s new Impact Risk Classification framework enables rigorous impact measurement across asset classes.