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Impact Investing

Parsing Impact Investing’s Big Tent

As the momentum of impact investing builds, the lack of proper taxonomy poses a significant risk to the movement, especially given recent growth.

By Paula Goldman & Lauren Booker | 2 | Jun. 10, 2015
 

Impact Investing

Mission-Aligned Investing: More Complex Than It Seems

Even with the best intentions and emerging tools, the current investment framework makes it difficult to match investment portfolios to values.

By Clara Miller & Toni Johnson | 1 | Jun. 4, 2015
 

Health

Health Services and Designing for Uncertainty

How a “lean startup” approach can help create an effective community-based program.

 

Social Entrepreneurship

Taking the Pulse of Investment in Social Enterprise

A recent survey highlights the important role of social enterprise in poverty alleviation.

 
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Impact Investing

Impact Investing and a 200-year-old Debate

Three strategies investors can use to create impactful outcomes at scale.

By Adam Rein | May. 29, 2015
 
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Nonprofit Management

Community Collaboratives Show Persistence and Progress

Local US collaboratives are adapting and evolving for long-term success.

 

Impact Investing

Investing in Cross-Subsidy for Greater Impact

Investors need ways to gauge social impact and business health. Cross-subsidy models can help.

By Mirza Jahani & Elizabeth West | 1 | May. 27, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

Can B Corps Be Even Better?

B Corps have an opportunity to dramatically increase their social and environmental performance by upgrading their internal management practices.

By Ryan Honeyman | 4 | May. 22, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

Beware Blurring of Sectors

More than ever we are seeing a blurring of the lines between the nonprofit and for-profit sectors—but that is not always a good thing. An introduction to the summer 2015 issue.

By Eric Nee | 3 | May. 13, 2015
 
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Impact Investing

Building Sustainable Enterprises in Frontier Markets

Why generous funding, an inspiring mission, and passionate people won’t carry you through.

By Rashid Malik | 1 | May. 5, 2015