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Impact Investing

 

Socially responsible investing that produces triple bottom line results

 

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.

 

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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
 

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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.

 

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Enhancing Financial Returns by Targeting Social Impact

The World Bank Group’s IFC has seen a strong correlation between investments that do well financially and those that perform well socially and environmentally.

By Gavin E.R. Wilson | 1 | Jan. 13, 2014
 

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Making Impact Investing a Priority

Zurich Insurance Group is fully embedding impact investing into the company's overall investment management approach and culture.

By Manuel Lewin | Jan. 6, 2014
 
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Impact Investments Show Promising Returns

Two new studies provide insights on good financial returns from a range of impact investments.

By Kate Ahern | Dec. 26, 2013
 

Impact Investing

The Social Impact Bond Market: Three Scenarios for the Future

SIBs hold great potential, but much remains to be done before they become a widely accepted tool for solving social problems in the US.

By Tracy Palandjian & Jane Hughes | 3 | Dec. 19, 2013
 

Impact Investing

Impact Investing: Putting Ideas Into Practice

The World Economic Forum published its second report on impact investing, this latest is a collection of articles focused on democratizing the expertise of "how to" do impact investing.