2020

Timeline Stories Archive - Untours Foundation

2020

The Untours Foundation hires Jonathan Coleman to join Elizabeth as Co-CEO.

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2015

The Untours Foundation began its advocacy to other foundations for Mission Aligned Investing after it was pointed out that the Untours Foundation was 100% mission aligned from the get-go.

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2010

Hal and Elizabeth goes all in on social responsible businesses, investing in projects that hit multiple metrics related to people, planet and profits, and funding business models that are replicable and scalable.

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2002

Elizabeth Killough joined Hal to help lead the foundation. Elizabeth instituted a change in investment policy to include consideration of the climate crisis.

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1999

Hal and Untours won $250,000 from Paul Newman and J.F.K., Jr. for being the “Most Generous Company in America.”

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2007

Untours became the World’s First Certified B Corporation. Hal inspired the B Corp movement just through his life choices.

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1992

Hal then created the Untours Foundation, seeding and replenishing it with Untours profits and support.

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1990

Tired of the profits burden, Hal tried selling Untours to the staff, but some with seniority blocked the sale not approving of Hal’s egalitarian approach to this deal.

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1982

Hal tried a new approach, one that lasted a decade. He paid all Untours employees, including Norma and himself, the same wage, and shared profits equally at the end of each year. The year of the first Gulf War when US Americans did little traveling, there were no profits and the staff was not happy.

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