impact investing

Impact investments are financial investments made with the intent to produce not only a financial return, but also social and environmental impact.

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SOCAP14 Interview: Will Poole, Unitus Seed Fund

Will Poole is the co-founder of Unitus Seed Fund, a $20 million fund based in Bangalore and Seattle that invests in startups serving…
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G8 Report: Impact Investing Is the ‘Invisible Heart’ of Markets

Impacting investments that aim to realize social and environmental good are rising rapidly and could restore flagging faith in markets, banks and governments,…
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SOCAP14 Interview: Impact HUB Tokyo

I had a chance to get to know Shingo Potier de la Morandière, co-founder of Impact HUB Tokyo, at Socap14 last week. We…
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SOCAP14 Interview: Paula Goldman, Omidyar Network

What exactly is "impact investing"? Paula Goldman is Senior Director, Knowledge & Advocacy for Omidyar Network and, according to her, it's a type…
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A Young Filmmaker’s Journey to Change the World

From helping the poor to getting money out of politics: A young filmmaker’s journey to change the world. Award-winner Holly Mosher discussed her…
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Coconuts and Sustainable Development: Adding Value to a Wasted Resource

Researchers-turned-entrepreneurs, such as the founders of Essentium Materials, see tremendous value in using coconut husks to produce a variety of products, while providing…
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Millennials on a Mission with Nexus

Brian Weinberg describes the global organizing of millennials taking place through Nexus and its focus on bringing young people of wealth and social…
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Where’s the Community Accountability in Impact Investing?

The concept of impact investment -- which has the explicit purpose of supporting economic and community development -- is receiving a growing amount…
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A Millennial’s Letter to Financial Services Industry

As millennials we want our work to have meaning for ourselves and the world, and we place a higher value on consumer goods…
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Millennials are Changing the Investment Conversation

Amidst all the talk about the trillions of dollars in wealth transfer and flood of stats coming out about millennials, I thought I'd…
Julius Tapper of TD Bank Group and four other millennial change-makers discuss their feelings about impact investing in a recent issue of GreenMoney.

The Millennials Perspective on Impact Investing

GreenMoney's new issue has an impressive set of five articles that all come from millennial voices and deal with their approaches to investing…
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White House Launches $10 Billion Rural Infrastructure Fund

A public-private partnership, the Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund offers private sector investors an opportunity to leverage and capitalize on federal resources and expertise…
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Is 2014 Really the Year of Impact Investing?

Earlier this year, on this forum, I proclaimed that 2014 would be The Year of Impact Investing. Now that half the year is…
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How the Citi Foundation is Helping to Build a Marketplace for U.S. Community Investments

Senior Program Officer Kristen Scheyder describes the Citi Foundation’s efforts to increase investment in CDFIs (community development financial institutions) through a joint project…
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Report: Government Could Catalyze Growth in U.S. ‘Impact Economy’

Employing an estimated 10 million people and generating revenues of some $500 billion, Deloitte Consulting's GovLab lays out the reasons why, as well…