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Global Impact Investing Network

What Would You Do With $2.2 Trillion Dollars?

FOMIN | Posted 12.21.2016 | Impact

By Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen and Charmain Love Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen is chief of the Multilateral Investment Fund's Knowledge Economy Unit, which ...

The Rapid Mainstreaming of Impact Investing

Ben Thornley | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Ben Thornley

Amid all the noise about impact investing it can be difficult to get a clear read on what counts as fact or fiction. Yet the question remains: just how rapidly is the market changing, and what are the implications?

Impact Investing's Role in Global Development

Katharine Tengtio | Posted 02.11.2017 | Impact
Katharine Tengtio

I recently went to an event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies called 'Impact Investing: An Opportunity for Development?'. The even...

Navigating Impact Investing: The Need for Greater Clarity and Efficiency

Ben Thornley | Posted 11.04.2016 | Impact
Ben Thornley

Demand for impact investing is surging - yet investors, even interested ones, have a hard time wrapping their heads around the practice.

A Progress Report on Impact Investing

Ben Thornley | Posted 05.17.2016 | Impact
Ben Thornley

Topline numbers on market size and growth always steal the show when JP Morgan and the GIIN release findings from their annual survey of impact investors.

'Impact Investing' Is New Hedge Fund Buzzword After Bangladesh Tragedy: Experts

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact

By Laurence Fletcher MONTE CARLO, June 18 (Reuters) - Hedge funds, once seen as a quick route to riches for managers and investors ali...

Defining Impact Investing: A Call to Action

Beth Sirull | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Beth Sirull

It is time to clarify precisely what we mean by investing with the intent to create social and environmental impacts, and measuring our progress.

10 Ideas for Scaling Impact Investing

Ben Thornley | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Ben Thornley

The work to grow impact investing into an established category of mainstream investment remains very deliberate.

Impact Investing: A Broad Market With Expanding Appeal

Luther Ragin, Jr. | Posted 12.23.2012 | Business
Luther Ragin, Jr.

Today, the impact investing industry is at an inflection point, especially as the recent global financial crisis made more apparent than ever that traditional government and philanthropic funding cannot keep pace with the scope of our current global challenges.

Piecing Together Impact Investing, $4 Billion at a Time

Ben Thornley | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business
Ben Thornley

Whatever the reason for growth in double bottom line funds, the important point is that we can now have the conversation, thanks to the data. And the data is grounded in the perfectly workable definition of impact investing that we already have at our disposal.

Social Enterprises and Solving the World's Problems: How Impact Investing Needs to Change

Geri Stengel | Posted 04.30.2012 | Impact
Geri Stengel

Let's hope that for-profit companies can balance profit motives with social impact because government and nonprofits can't solve the world's problems by themselves.