As it prepares to cease operations in December 2016, The Hitachi Foundation today announced the launch of the Good Companies, Good Jobs Strategy, with Investors’ Circle (IC) receiving one of three final unrestricted legacy gifts in the amount of $3 million. The other recipients are the Aspen Institute of Washington, D.C. and the MIT Sloan School of Management of Cambridge, MA.
The gift to Investors’ Circle will integrate the Foundation’s Entrepreneurship @ Work intellectual capital into IC’s early-stage entrepreneur and impact investor support programs. It will allow IC to expand its “Impact DNA” resources to help entrepreneurs access appropriate financial capital, develop a human capital strategy from the start, and connect to peers and other networks that enhance their success. Renata Hron Gomez, vice president of the Foundation’s Entrepreneurship @ Work program, will join IC in January 2017.