impact investment

Why Does Long-Termism Matter?

What does the focus on the future of our people, planet, and profits ultimately boil down to? Long-termism. We’ve seen an accelerated interest…

Can Private Wealth Close the SDG Funding Gap?

Impact investment is a growing trend with potential to close the SDG funding gap. Lack of awareness and information remain a key challenge.

Is Trump the Tipping Point for Ethical Investing?

You may have voted against U.S. President Donald Trump, protested his policies, and ranted to your friends. Yet most of us are financing…

Will Equity Crowdfunding Accelerate Impact Investing in 2017?

This past May, a new law allowing equity crowdfunding opened a new world of possibilities for social entrepreneurs around the country. Whether or…

How to Move Sustainable Investing Into the Spotlight

The Climate Trust's director of investments, Kristen Kleiman, explains how we can bring sustainable investing into the spotlight: "If 25 years have taught…

How Social Consciousness Can Drive Financial Success

Doing good and generating attractive returns don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Combining social justice with financial return can have many far-reaching implications.…

CSR in 2016: Who Was Naughty and Who Was Nice

This list of naughty and nice corporate scandals from Sustainvest Asset Management is sure to bring lively conversation to the holiday party.

The Quiet Progress of Green Property Funds

At the nexus between property developers and today’s socially-conscious investors stands an increasingly persuasive investment choice. Called a green property fund or impact…

Why It’s Time to Invest in Post-Conflict Countries

On a global scale, conflict is displacing more people from their homes than it ever has. And sadly, especially over the past five…

The Next Billion-Dollar Idea Will Not Come from Silicon Valley

Ross Baird, founder and CEO of social impact investing firm Village Capital, is looking outside the Silicon Valley bubble for the next big…

There’s Big Money in Sustainable Food and Agriculture Investments

The food and agriculture industry could create $2.3 trillion a year by 2030 for companies with stakes in sustainable business models, according to…

Small Cash Donations Can Pay Dividends for the Rural Poor

Modest cash transfers of $1,000 or less can have a huge impact on developing communities, providing a massive return on philanthropic investment.

Turning Ethical Investing into a Wall Street Disruptor

OpenInvest, a new investing platform that beta-launched at SOCAP16, aims to transform investing by putting the power of ethical investing into each investor's…

Investors Can’t Ignore the Human Capital Challenge for Social Enterprises

New research reveals how to tackle the human capital challenges facing social enterprises.

How These ‘Aunts’ Used Business to Raise a Generation of Nicaraguans

For more than 25 years, a group of merchant women dubbed Las Tías ("the aunts) have provided vocational training and other services to…