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.

Financing 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.

The Soul of Investing with RSF Social Finance

RSF Social Finance is helping pave the way for investors and entrepreneurs to incorporate their values and even spirituality into their investing practices.…

If We Want Social Enterprises to Thrive, We Need a New Funding Approach

What will it take to build a thriving social enterprise sector that can lead the way to the next economy? Don Shaffer, president…

GE Ecomagination Celebrates 10th Year, Launches Impact Partnership

I can remember when GE first came out with the Ecomagination initiative back in 2005. At the time it was considered a bold, and…

How Some Long-Term Investors are Fighting for Sustainability

Last week, Ceres released an illuminating analysis of how some major companies are responding to shareholder engagement on environmental, social and governance (ESG)…

Patagonia, Clif Bar and Seventh Generation: Social Enterprise Investors

Did you know that Patagonia, Seventh Generation and Clif Bar each invest millions in social enterprises through their investment management funds? I didn’t,…

Raíces: Impact Investment in Latin America and Latino Communities in the U.S.

Jennifer Pryce, president and CEO of the Calvert Foundation, announced a new impact investing platform at SOCAP 2015 in San Francisco last week.

Omidyar Network’s New Frontier Capital Report: A Call to Action for Investors

Low- and lower-middle-income (LMI) populations in emerging markets – those who make between $2 and $8 per day – collectively spend $3 trillion…

Role Businesses Should Play in Social Change

With many companies dedicated to building solutions for everyday problems, others are increasingly focusing on tackling major societal issues. With proper investment strategies,…

Why Are Investors Paying Over Market Rates For Green Bonds?

So do low interest rates explain why green bonds are selling for 20bps (.20%) over market rates? That's a big deal in fixed…

Seeking Optimistic Sustainable Investment Managers

What will it take to pivot to aggressive investment in a better future? We need sustainable investment practitioners to shift from "less bad"…

How the Extractives Industry Hurts Indigenous Women

Extractive industry projects may not be created to victimize women, but violence against women has become a major by-product of these project operations.…

What Will It Take to Finance the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals?

It became clear at the recent U.N. Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, that both public- and private-sector involvement will be…
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