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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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.
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…
Amy Stein, Finance Director, Evergreen Brick Works, speaks at the Social Finance Forum on The Need for Social Finance.

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…