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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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…
Global Supply Chains- It’s Time to Decide on the Way Forward

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…
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The IPCC Summary Report on Climate Change: What It Means for Impact Investing

The long-awaited IPCC Summary Report on Climate Change emerged amid a flurry of media coverage and a volley of commentary, both pro and…
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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…