Impact Investing

Triple bottom line news

Impact investments are financial investments made with the intent to produce not only a financial return, but also social and environmental impact. Read on for the latest 3p coverage.

Small Cash Donations Can Pay Dividends for the Rural Poor

Modest cash transfers of $1,000 or less can have a huge impact on developing communities, providing a massive return on philanthropic investment.

For Impact Companies, ‘Exit’ Is Not a Four-Letter Word

Some entrepreneurs feel exits involve private equity vampires swooping down on hapless impact companies, stripping them of their missions and selling them off…

Education in Liberia: A Case Study in Getting More for Your Philanthropic Investment

Liberian schoolchildren face a number of obstacles. NGOs on the ground are out to help -- and modest philanthropic investments can keep them…

Corporate Cheat Sheet for Engaging Shareholder Activists

When it comes to corporate investor engagement, the socially responsible investing (SRI) community can be a unique challenge. Investor relations experts share 10…

Maine Fisheries’ Latest Sustainable Catch: Kelp!

“Fishermen know the water, they have boats, and they are business-minded,” said Dick Clime, a project developer for the Fisheries Project at Coastal…

In the Age of Terror, What About Impact?

Individuals have a greater power to create change than ever before in human history. Alas this holds true for negative change as well.…

Climate Change and Sustainable Investing: How Investors Can Make a Difference

How can investors help the world meet targets set in the Paris Agreement? From impact investing to low-carbon portfolios, a number of options…

Crowdfunding Links Small Investors To Social Enterprise Startups

"Regulation crowdfunding" is a lot like Kickstarter, with one big difference: When you send money through Wefunder or SeedInvest, you get stocks or…

Missing the Target with Conservation Finance

At the 2016 Mission Investors Exchange conference, experts discussed how the impact investing community can tackle society's most intractable problems.

Investors Can’t Ignore the Human Capital Challenge for Social Enterprises

New research reveals how to tackle the human capital challenges facing social enterprises.

Sustainability Ratings: Coming to an Investment Near You

Until recently, research on corporate sustainability for investing was largely available only to financial institutions and venture capital firms. But an announcement by…

SXSW: Q&A with Kathryn Finney, Creator of First Accelerator for Black and Latina Tech Founders

Set to open this summer in Atlanta, the Big Innovation Center powered by DigitalUndivided is the first innovation center focused on the success…

Finance Innovation: The Next Frontier in Fair-Trade Supply Chains

How can smaller-scale, fair-trade suppliers like Guayaki’s yerba mate farmers get the financing they need to meet market demand? Social finance and fair…

Heads up, Green Investors: Climate-Focused Mutual Funds Have Stakes in Oil

Several of the most popular mutual funds designed to appeal to eco-conscious investors include holdings in major oil and gas companies, according to…

Millennials Are Changing Philanthropy

In Hong Kong, young investment portfolio managers form their own giving circles and learn how to be effective philanthropic investors.