Impact Investing

Impact investments are financial investments made with the intent to produce not only a financial return, but also social and environmental impact.

Jed Emerson is an international leader in the field of strategic philanthropy and impact investing. Photo credit: Jed Emerson

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…
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Womenomics: Illuminating Opportunities and Increasing Returns Through Gender Lens Investing

The case for investing in women has been proven several times over. Enter, the gender lens - a new way to look at…
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Shareholders at Procter and Gamble Question Packaging Waste

The largest maker of packaged goods in the world, Procter and Gamble, held a shareholder vote on adopting Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policies…
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6 Components of a Thriving Startup Ecosystem

Creating a new company is an incredibly difficult endeavor. These 6 steps will make your baby thrive.
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Collaboration Attracts Impact Investors to New Jersey Community Development Projects

Collaboration among sectors can revitalize the economy and improve people’s lives. And it’s happening now. Get inspired.
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Investing in Women Has Both Financial and Social Return

Impact investing now includes a focus on women. Find out how you can put your money where it can have an impact on…
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Give Money, Get Impact, Save Taxes – the Power of Social Entrepreneurs for Your Portfolio

Can charitable $ be recycled? In the words of famed venture capitalist John Doerr of KP, can you “write one $10M check and…
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Rooting Your Portfolio in Positive-Impact Farmland, Real Estate and Housing

As the world now has 7 billion people, what innovative approaches to housing, land and forestry are available to investors?
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Venturing into Growth Industries with High-Impact Capital

How do impact investors spur long-term innovation? Through garage startups, which can also be sexy.
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Interview: Matt Bannick, Managing Partner, Omidyar Network

TriplePundit's Nick Aster sits down with with Matt Bannick, Managing Partner for Omidyar Network to look for some perspective.
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Loaning Your Money for Impact Can Also Generate Income

4 Fixed Income Investments to seek the potential for income & impact: Fixed-income mutual funds, Pooled loan funds, Microfinance funds, and Peer-to-peer loans.
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Impact Investing Goes Mainstream–Morgan Stanley Jumps on Board

Morgan Stanley makes its first foray into impact investing.
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Where Does Your Cash Sleep at Night?

A HIP investor investigates their bank or credit union: how it functions, where customer funds are loaned or invested, how it can benefit…
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How to Be Sustainable Across All Assets in Your Portfolio

A HIP investor can find human impact and profit potential in every type of investment. Formally, these are called asset classes, and you…