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Impact Investing

 

Socially responsible investing that produces triple bottom line results

 
IMPACT INVESTING:
Transforming How
We Make Money
While Making a
Difference
Antony Bugg-Levine & Jed
Emerson

Shifting the Market

Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference by Antony Bugg-Levine & Jed Emerson

Reviewed By David Chen | 1 | Winter 2012
 
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Investing for the Safety Net

Technologies that reduce costs and improve care for the underserved are often the most difficult to scale up. But a handful of strategies could turn things around.

 

A Toniic for Start-Ups

Impact Investors at Toniic aim to create an ecosystem for investing in social entrepreneurs that mirrors the Silicon Valley way of doing deals.

By Suzie Boss | 1 | Spring 2011
 
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Market-Minded Development

Acumen Fund uses impact investing to tackle global poverty. It's approach has garnered attention, but does it change aid?

By Hima Batavia, Justin Chakma, Hassan Masum, & Peter Singer | 5 | Winter 2011
 
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Sell the Wind

What are social marketers to do when their target audience couldn’t care less about the change they want to make? Here's how one group got everyday people to care about alternative energy.

By Cathy L. Hartman & Edwin R. Stafford | Winter 2010
 
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Grassroots Concrete

Build Change is shaking up construction practices in earthquake-prone areas.

By Brandon Keim | Winter 2010
 
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Second Chances and a Third Bottom Line

Recycla Chile, Latin America’s first e-waste recycling company, reclaims value from discarded electronics and marginalized people.

By Tyche Hendricks | Winter 2010
 
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Strength Through Flexibility

Over the past 17 years, the Forum for African Women Educationalists has delivered high-quality education to millions of girls across 35 African countries.

By Kim Jonker | 1 | Winter 2010
 
HALF THE SKY:
Turning Oppression
into Opportunity for
Women Worldwide
Sheryl WuDunn &
Nicholas D. Kristof

Women Hold Both Sky and Solutions

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof

Reviewed By Kavita Nandini Ramdas | 3 | Winter 2010
 
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A Spark for Good Art

During its first 10 years, Creative Capital has pumped $14 million into 324 projects from a range of artistic disciplines. But Creative Capital doesn’t just fund projects, it builds careers.

By Suzie Boss | 1 | Winter 2010