Strength in Numbers: Pay Equity

4/20/18 8:24 AM

In this post of our Strength in Numbers blog series, Summit Chief of Corporate Development Jennifer Folsom, Brown Law Group Managing Partner Stacy Fode and Brown Law Group Associate Jordan Turner discuss the importance of pay equity studies. 

You can’t scroll through LinkedIn without seeing news of another company going down with a pay equity problem. In the past, in-house counsel has been reluctant to request a pay equity study for fear of “opening a can of worms,” creating a discoverable liability, or worse, highlighting a problem that executives aren’t willing (or able) to solve.

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Topics: pay equity, strength in numbers

Portfolio Monitoring for Mission-Oriented Investments

4/19/18 9:05 AM

In the fourth blog of our Mission-Oriented Finance series, we discuss portfolio monitoring.

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Topics: mission-oriented finance, Overview of Mission-Oriented Finance at Summit

Summit Releases New White Paper on Credit Risk Transfer

4/16/18 10:19 AM

Today, Summit Director Frank Vetrano released his newest white paper on credit risk transfers (CRTs) at the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). In the paper, “Will Risk Transfer Work at FHA?”, he answers key questions about CRTs.

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Topics: credit risk transfer, federal housing administration

Complexity Simplified: Unstructured Data

4/13/18 8:32 AM

On this episode of Complexity Simplified, we break down unstructured data.

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Topics: Complexity Simplified, strength in numbers

Evaluating Potential Mission-related Investments: Alignment with Mission and Desired Impact

4/12/18 1:20 PM

In the third post of our mission-oriented finance blog series, we discuss evaluating impact and alignment with mission for potential investments.

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Topics: mission-oriented finance, Overview of Mission-Oriented Finance at Summit

Evaluating Potential Mission-Related Investments: Credit Risk Analysis

4/11/18 8:53 AM

In the second post of our Mission-Oriented Finance blog series, we discuss evaluating credit risk of potential investments. In Part 2 of this blog, to be published on Thursday, April 12, we discuss evaluating impact and alignment with mission for potential investments.

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Topics: mission-oriented finance, Overview of Mission-Oriented Finance at Summit

Strength In Numbers: Unstructured Data

4/9/18 8:42 AM

In this post of our Strength in Numbers series, we break down how data scientists work with unstructured data. This post was written by former Summit Senior Analyst Tim Book. 

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Topics: strength in numbers, unstructured data

Summit’s Mission-Oriented Finance Overview

4/5/18 3:04 PM

In our Overview of Mission-Oriented Finance at Summit blog series, Summit introduces how we approach mission-oriented investments, with a focus on credit risk analysis, portfolio management, and impact evaluation.

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Topics: mission-oriented finance, Overview of Mission-Oriented Finance at Summit

The Opioid Crisis: An Interview with State Representative Michael Curcio

3/28/18 11:35 AM

In the third post of this blog series, we sat down with Tennessee State Representative Michael Curcio to discuss the opioid epidemic. Representative Curcio is the Vice Chair of Tennessee’s Criminal Justice Committee (House).

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Topics: opioids

Strength In Numbers: Excel is Not Powerful Enough For Your Data Needs

3/26/18 2:20 PM

This post was written by Summit Consultant Tori Puryear and Summit Senior Analyst Angelo Curto. 

Practically everyone has a home toolkit that fits their basic needs, like a hammer with a few nails to hang a painting. But what if you needed to fix a hole in the wall or replace that leaky pipe under the sink? A more specialized toolkit is necessary. In the hands of master craftsmen, the right tool makes all the difference. Many firms have toolkits to fit their basic needs, but require specialized toolkits to get complex jobs done.

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Topics: strength in numbers

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