New Year, New Perspective

It’s hard to believe that 2020 has arrived, and we’ve entered a new decade. As I reflect back on the past year, I am extremely grateful for many things: family, health, friends, coworkers, and countless people in the world working toward a greater good, just to name a few. 

I recently stumbled across my “Vision for 2019,” written last January, specific to my goals for CoPeace. My ambitions were lofty and optimistic, my timelines aggressive. I was confident in my vision. As I read through the summary, I was a bit stunned, somewhat frustrated, even slightly disappointed, that only half of my goals were actually achieved. 

Then I paused. I reflected back on all the obstacles we had overcome as a team, forging a unique path in the impact investing world. CoPeace is truly a “first-of-its-kind” company, doing something that no one has done before. I reminded myself to truly appreciate what comes along with such an ambitious, pioneering venture – unexpected challenges, difficult decisions, surprise expenses, just to name a few – all of which we tackled with integrity and fortitude. 

My perspective is now significantly different: reaching even half of my vision over the past year was a truly remarkable feat. What we’ve accomplished so far is exponentially greater than what I could’ve ever imagined when we founded CoPeace just two short years ago. It’s proven to me that we can all make a positive difference in the world. We can be successful in breaking new ground. We can even “Grow Your Money for Good.”

From our team at CoPeace: We wish everyone a very happy, impactful new year, keeping things in perspective along the way.

Meg Masten is the Chief Relationship Officer at CoPeace. As a forward-thinking holding company, CoPeace is building a portfolio of carefully selected for-profit companies with measurable social and environmental impact. To learn more about impact investing, check out CoPeace’s Intro to Impact Investing.