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.

Millennials and Generation Z are Poised to Shake Up the Investment World, Study Finds

The vast majority of Generation Z and millennial investors are engaged in socially responsible or impact investments, according to a recent study. We…

This Family Foundation Wants to Inspire Philanthropists to Consider Impact Investing

The Russell Family Foundation increased the mission-aligned investments in its portfolio from 7 percent to 75 percent in only four years. This morning,…

How Calvert Impact Capital Strengthens Communities Through Impact Investments

Calvert Impact Capital says it's working to build a more equitable financial system through investments and by sharing its expertise with investors and…

Small Businesses Can (and Should) Do More to Align with the SDGs

Four in 10 of the world's largest companies now reference the SDGs in their corporate reporting. Though many smaller enterprises remain unsure of…

CSR Investing Summit 2018 to Update SRI

At the all-day conference, a select group of 150 expert practitioners will discuss how to define, manage, and measure responsible investing, now and…

Investing Human Capital: A New Approach to Achieving the SDGs

While we typically rank financial capital as the primary and most important resource of the private sector for community investment, it is a…

Visa Invests $20 Million in Microloan Program for Women Entrepreneurs

Visa announced the launch of its new foundation this week and with it, a contribution of $20 million to World Women's Banking. Its…

Moving Beyond VC: New Investment Structures for Impact

The SOCAP panel “Looking Beyond Venture Capital: Understanding the Need for Alternative Deal Structures,” explored other types of capital that could be more…

What Investors Need to Know About Sustainability Rankings

By understanding the scope and methodology of certain key sustainability rankings, you can monitor those that mean the most to you and the…

3 Game-Changing Impact Investment Firms

As many individuals struggle to find the balance point between profit and responsibility when it comes to investing, impact investment firms remain at…

Ford Foundation Opens Detroit Office for First Time in 64 Years

After 64 years, the Ford Foundation is opening an office in Detroit again. Can the organization's work in social enterprise and impact investing…

What You Need to Know About New ESG Fund Ratings

Last year MSCI and Morningstar introduced environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings for mutual and exchange-traded funds. Both firms rate about 20,000 funds…

3p Weekend: Your Guide to Personal Fossil Fuel Divestment

Global Divestment Mobilization week kicked off today and will run through May 13. Want to shed fossils for the occasion? Read on for…

Ford Foundation Commits $1 Billion to the Social Enterprise Revolution

The Ford Foundation will invest as much as $1 billion out of its $12 billion endowment to accelerate mission-related investing over the next…

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…