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Impact Investing

 

Socially responsible investing that produces triple bottom line results

 

Environment

Marshaling Investors for Clean Energy

By investing in clean energy, impact investors can become a powerful force for fighting climate change.

By Alicia Seiger | 2 | Oct. 15, 2014
 
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The G8 Task Force Report: Making Impact or Making Believe?

Impact investors need to acknowledge the importance of “investment impact” and develop effective tools for ascertaining it.

By Paul Brest | 5 | Oct. 6, 2014
 

Impact Investing: Time for New Terminology?

If we are to effectively grow the impact investing community, we need more clarity about what impact investing is—and isn’t.

By Kim Tan | 16 | Oct. 1, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Philanthropy and Impact Investing—Stormy Seas, Rocky Shores

The middle ground between traditional philanthropic and commercial spaces is a continuum; we need to shift the dialogue from morals to tools.

 

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On Innovators and Pinballs

Five paths to scale in early-stage impact investing.

By Mike Kubzansky & Paul Breloff | 3 | Sep. 3, 2014
 

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Adopting the London Principles

A new report shows how innovative impact investing policies are helping Hong Kong tackle its social problems.

By Ming Wong & Philo Alto | 1 | Aug. 25, 2014
 

Impact Investing

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Hand in Hobby Lobby

The Supreme Court’s reasoning and decision in Hobby Lobby should make the foundation reflect on the relative wisdom of its initiative to blend the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.

By Maribel Morey | 6 | Aug. 21, 2014
 

Impact Investing

The Evolution of Impact Investment in India

A look at the quantum growth trends and prevalent investment approach over the last 14 years.

By Nisha Dutt & Usha Ganesh | Aug. 11, 2014
 
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Foundation-Owned Social Enterprises: A New Way Forward?

A novel impact investment model can help social enterprises and foundations generate a high social return on investment.

By Mike Miesen | 6 | Aug. 4, 2014
 

Impact Investing

The Next Great Frontier of Impact Investing

A framework to make impact investing appealing to institutional investors and accessible to international nonprofits.

By Manuel Lewin & Brian Smith | 2 | Jul. 29, 2014