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The Power of Impact Investing: Putting Markets to Work for Profit and Global Good

In The Power of Impact Investing, Rockefeller Foundation's Judith Rodin and Margot Brandenburg explain impact investing and share impact investors' stories.

 
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The Rise of Gender Capitalism

Investing with a gender lens creates financial returns and improves the lives of women and girls and their communities.

 
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The Next Stage of Financial Inclusion

Research on the needs and habits of the poor shows that nonprofits can serve a vital function in expanding access to financial services.

 
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A New Vision for Funding Science

Philanthropic investment can close the funding gap between science research and the commercialization of science-based products.

 

Built WELL

Taking a lead from LEED certification, a new standard aims to promote healthy construction of homes, offices, and other structures.

 
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A Guide to “Good” Investment

Two impact investing pioneers offer a primer on efforts to generate both social benefits and financial returns.

Reviewed By Cathy Clark | Fall 2014
 

How Fair Trade Grew

Variances in the experience of producer countries strongly affect how fair trade markets have evolved.

 

Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors

Measuring Social Impacts outlines a five-step method for figuring out which impacts matter and how to measure them.

 

The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer, and More Open World

The Big Pivot outlines strategies for saving our world in the face of today's climate and resource challenges.

By Andrew S. Winston | May. 29, 2014
 

An Insider’s Tale

A veteran corporate social responsibility leader reflects on “doing well and doing good” at a big oil company.

Reviewed By David J. Vogel | Summer 2014