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Impact Investing

 

Socially responsible investing that produces triple bottom line results

 
SSIR blogger Abigail Noble is head of Africa and Latin America for the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and a Global Leadership Fellow with the World Economic Forum.

Impact Investing

Impact Investors Are Raising Their Game

To bring impact investing into the mainstream, the World Economic Forum is using market-simulated games to advance the conversations.

By Abigail Noble & Michael Drexler | 1 | Jun. 13, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Mission-Driven Returns

Two new case studies reveal practical lessons about successful philanthropic impact investing.

 

Impact Investing

SIBs, DIBs and Ad-Libs

Does the hype around “pay for performance” financing match the reality?

By John Anner | 1 | Jun. 2, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Student Finance: A New Frontier for Impact Investing?

Student-lending innovations from emerging markets could expand access to education.

 

Impact Investing

Investing Evolves

A brief history of investing that advances environmental and social concerns, and why impact investors and sustainable investors should look to what they have in common, not how they differ.

By Jed Emerson & Lisa Woll | 3 | May. 7, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Sexy or Successful, What’s Your Impact Investing Pleasure?

A new framework for effective and efficient impact investing.

By Louis C. Boorstin | Apr. 29, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Setting the Stage to Measure Impact in Health

A new catalog of metrics can help investors and organizations demonstrate that positive financial returns and social returns can be twinned.

 

Government

Beyond Aid

As leaders across sectors convene to discuss the new global agenda, the opportunity to collaborate on a new breed of large-scale development projects known as innovative financing has never been brighter.

By Angela Rastegar Campbell | Mar. 25, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Leveraging Expertise Across Asset Classes for Institutional Impact

TIAA-CREF traces its social impact investing to the mid-1980s when it invested in affordable housing for low- and moderate-income communities in New York.

By Amy M. O'Brien | Jan. 27, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Creating a Future Impact Investing Strategy

From 2008-2012 the US government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) supported $2.4 billion in impact investments.