DealBook: Ford Foundation Is an Unlikely Convert to ‘Impact’ Investing

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Peter A. Nadosy, left, chairman of the Ford Foundation's investment committee, with Darren Walker, president of the foundation, on Thursday at the foundation's headquarters in Manhattan.

Peter A. Nadosy, left, chairman of the Ford Foundation’s investment committee, with Darren Walker, president of the foundation, on Thursday at the foundation’s headquarters in Manhattan. Demetrius Freeman for The New York Times
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