Impact investors—especially those who consider investing an alternative to grant making—need to step back and think about exactly what problem they want to solve.
We’re a long way from bringing the real cost of social capital in line with commercial capital.
For impact investing to truly harness the power of the market, we need to directly align shareholders’ value with both social impact and profit.
We must invest in the financial literacy of social entrepreneurs and in the social literacy of investors.
There's only one bottom line. It ought to be impact.
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In piloting social impact bonds, governments have already yielded some lessons from the field.
An important question that social entrepreneurs should also be thinking about when dealing with impact investing.
What social entrepreneurs need to be thinking about when approaching impact investors and making the pitch for investment capital.
As entrepreneurs create more for-profit businesses with strong social missions, the opportunity for socially minded investors to invest in them grows.
An interview with Aleem Walji, practice manager for innovation at the World Bank Institute.