Impact Investing

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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.

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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…
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Investing in a Sustainable American Workforce

One of the (multiple) challenges that deters investment in rural low-income communities is the availability of a skilled and ready workforce. Created by…
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How to Find Impact Investing Deals (or Develop Ones You’ve Already Got)

The impact and sustainable investing market is a crowded place these days with big business, social entrepreneurs, private investors and governments all getting…
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The New Energy Landscape Part II: Growth Areas for Impact and Sustainable Energy Investment

Energy is set to be a key global concern for the foreseeable future—and to continue to be an important focus for impact and…
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The New Energy Landscape Part I: Impact and Sustainable Energy Investing

New research has added fuel to the debate about energy use and climate change. It's more urgent than ever for impact and sustainable…
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Sustainable Seafood and Impact Investing: Getting the Money Where Its Needed

Despite recent encouraging efforts to spur an impact investing revolution in fisheries, we’re still a long way from a developed investment marketplace that…