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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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…
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Boosting Impact Investment in Natural Resources: Forestry and Land

Unlike mining, forestry is already a popular focus for impact investors. Many sustainable forestry enterprises have cropped up in recent years, working to…
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Boosting Impact Investment in Natural Resources: Minerals

Mining—and its products, minerals—have a bad reputation in the world of sustainability. Mineral extraction is widely associated with human rights violations, environmental damage…
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Boosting Impact Investment in Natural Resources: Oceans

The world’s salty waters are a focal point for resources-based activity today. Concerns about overfishing and acidification, a consequence of the seas absorbing…
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CollectiveSun: Solar Power for Nonprofits

The boom in solar energy in the U.S. is due in large part to innovative financing, putting solar within reach of almost any…
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Global Supply Chains: Deciding the Way Forward

How can global supply chains can be harnessed to drive inclusive value creation — in all industries, and for stakeholders and investors alike?
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2014: The Year of Impact Investing

This is shaping up to be the year of impact investing -- the year when impact investing ceases to be a buzzword or…

Resolution 2014: Make My Investment Portfolio Responsible

Sustainable and responsible investing is an investment discipline that considers environmental, social and corporate governance criteria (ESG) to generate long-term competitive financial returns…
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Empowering Women: Reaching a Helping Hand Across the ‘Pioneer Gap’

Women’s financial empowerment has been a hot topic in recent months. There’s a definite buzz around gender-lens investing and its potential to make…
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The IPCC Summary Report on Climate Change: Impact Investing as a Powerful Tool

This second installment (after The IPCC Summary Report on Climate Change: What it Means for Impact Investing) addresses more businesses going green, reducing…