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  • $9 million Impact Investment Announcement

    28 September, 2018

    We are pleased to announce our repurposed $9 million Local Ventures Fund will act as a vehicle for our new impact investment programme. Rātā Foundation has a putea or endowment which is currently sitting at over $600 million. The $9 million represents 1.5 percent of its total investments. Impact investing is a rapidly growing investment area internationally. We believe businesses focused on achieving a meaningful social and/or environmental impact are generally those at the frontier of disruptive social and environmental innovation and can be expected to outperform their traditional predecessors.

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  • Rātā Foundation Announces New Chief Executive

    01 September, 2017

    Leighton Evans has been appointed the new Chief Executive of Rātā Foundation, who takes over from the current CEO Louise Edwards, effective 23 October 2017. Mr Evans is currently General Manager of Eastland Community Trust (ECT).

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  • Rātā Foundation Arts and Heritage Sector Scan

    13 June, 2017

    Rātā Foundation undertook an Arts and Heritage Scan as part of the Foundation’s policy development work. The work was done by Martin Jenkins. Our objective is to take learning's from the scan to develop a more strategic approach to investing in the Arts and Heritage Sector. Our Board of Trustees have signed off on a new Arts and Heritage Policy for Rātā Foundation and over the next few weeks we will be adding our priorities for this area onto the funding section of our website.

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  • Rātā Foundation Environmental Scan

    13 April, 2017

    Rātā Foundation undertook an Environmental Scan as part of the Foundation’s policy development work. The work was done by Karen Denyer of Papawera. Our objective is to take learning's from the scan to develop a more strategic approach to investing in the Environmental Sector. Our Board of Trustees have signed off on a new Environmental Policy for Rātā Foundation and over the next few weeks we will be adding our priorities for this area onto the funding section of our website.

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