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Impact Investing

 

Socially responsible investing that produces triple bottom line results

 

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.

 

Creative Financing for Social Enterprise

Hybrid legal forms offer only a limited solution to the challenge of helping organizations access capital. Includes magazine extras.

 

A Fault in Funding

An initiative undertaken by the World Bank reveals a troubling gap in the financing of social enterprises.

 

Unpacking the Impact in Impact Investing

A longer version of "When Can Impact Investing Create Real Impact?" from the Fall 2013 Up for Debate feature.

By Paul Brest & Kelly Born | Aug. 14, 2013
 
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When Can Impact Investing Create Real Impact?

It is possible for impact investors to achieve social impact along with market rate returns, but it's not easy to do.

 

Factoring for Change

To support entrepreneurs in emerging markets, investors are drawing upon a financial tradition that dates back centuries.

 

The Growth of European Venture Philanthropy

Growing numbers of foundations, government agencies, and corporations in Europe are adopting venture philanthropy practices.

 
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Out of London and New York

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

 

Standing with the Poor

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

 
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Closing the Pioneer Gap

More money than ever is flowing into impact investing, yet many social entrepreneurs creating companies that serve the poor still find it difficult to raise capital.