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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Business Planning Tips for Equitable and Sustainable Development Organizations

While the availability of capital for social entrepreneurs is rising, creating a solid traditional business plan is still important.
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SOCAP: Leaving an Impact After You’re Gone

Premal Shah, President of Kiva.org, summed up the week at SOCAP13: “If everything you do, you do for yourself, then when you die…
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Europe’s Stranded Assets: Cautionary Tale for Global Investors

Do your investments have exposure to assets linked to fossil fuel extraction and power generation? The recent closure of several large fossil fuel-powered…
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Old Myths Hinder U.S. Green Investment While European Banks Step Up

The European banks have drawn a line in the sand and are backing renewable energy investments. Why aren't American banks doing the same?
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Is Your Portfolio Melting the Polar Caps?

Vote with your investments. You determine whether a company that is polluting the water or treating its employees poorly is in your list…
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VIdeo Interview: Dan Crisafulli of Potrero Investment Advisors on Impact and Policy

Crisafulli talks about how impact investing provides companies, foundations and individuals the means to align our values with our investments.

Resource Shortages are Rife with Opportunity, Says Asset Manager

Ian Simm, Chief Executive of Impax Asset Management, tells Anna Simpson why solutions in energy, water, food and waste are particularly attractive to…
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Traditional VCs Get Big Returns from Positive Social Impact Investments

New research shows that social impact can outperform traditional funds.

San Francisco: Issue an Impact-Rated Muni Bond in Energy Efficiency

In light of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors resolution to divest from fossil fuels, students of Presidio Graduate School call for its issuance…
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Impact Investing for the New Economy: People

With seemingly countless examples of communities catalyzing clean energy solutions for themselves, the time is ripe to promote divestment from fossil fuels and…
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Direct Public Offerings: Allowing the Community to Invest

A new alternative way of accessing capital is through Direct Public Offerings. A less traditional source of funding, a DPO allows businesses and…
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Ethical Leaders and Social Responsibility: Four Reflections from the Top

An interview with Robert Doll, Chief Equity Strategist for Nuveen Asset Management and Ram Gidoomal, Chairman of both Tradecraft and Allia, about socially…
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Pipeline Fellowship Churns out Women Angel Investors, Funded Startups

Engaging high-net-worth women in early stage investing brings more angel investors to the field, and thus, more investment in women-led social enterprises.
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How Impact Investing Can Expand Environmental Entrepreneurship

The Global Impact Investment Network defines impact investments as “investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate measurable social…
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Does Social Finance Have a Place in the Classroom?

Should social finance be incorporated into the business curriculum? Current opinion says no, but upcoming, socially conscious millenials disagree. Will schools tune in…