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Inspiring Confidence Bait and Switch, Ponzi Schemes and other Popular Social Constructs

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 01.20.2017 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

Robert Shiller, the Yale investor extraordinaire writes "In my 2009 book with George Akerlof, Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy ...

The Fuel That Starts the Fire--How We Can Transform the Economy

John Bloom | Posted 01.11.2017 | Impact
John Bloom

The New Year is a traditional time for reflection and renewing commitments to core purposes. To many, these actions feel especially critical at the da...

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 ...

Nightmares To Dreams, A Basic Therapeutic Impact Approach

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 12.06.2016 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

Bob Dylan, the Nobel Laureate, on his white album, said, "I don't write songs, I just write them down." This could be said of all of us, both positive...

Protecting Our World: Bringing the Battle To The Boardroom

Merry Carole Powers | Posted 12.02.2016 | Business
Merry Carole Powers

My uncle served on the front lines of Germany in World War II. And, like most heroes of his generation, he didn't talk much about it. But as the years...

Regulation Crowdfunding Welcomes Non-Accredited Investors

Jorge Newbery | Posted 11.02.2016 | Business
Jorge Newbery

M. CRUZ (773 DIGITAL) Regulation Crowdfunding is another step forward to allow non-accredited investors to participate in online investment opportuni...

Workers' Pensions Mobilizing for Good

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 11.01.2016 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

Sustainatopia is John Rosser's baby. Starting as a green doorway between Miami and the Southern Hemisphere, it was convened in LA, then Boston and nex...

Impact Investing for Nonprofits: How to Make Your Assets Work for (Not Against) Your Mission

Alex Haber | Posted 10.04.2016 | Impact
Alex Haber

By Alex Haber Would you like your foundation or nonprofit investments to actively support your mission? It's hard to imagine anyone saying no. But ...

Why John D. Rockefeller Would Have Invested In Renewable Energy In Africa

Dr Eddie O'Connor | Posted 10.04.2016 | Impact
Dr Eddie O'Connor

The teaming up of a foundation established by the descendants of the first global oil magnate and one of the world's leading renewable energy companies comes at a crucial time. It meets three interlinked challenges.

Reaching Your Potential Through Partnerships: Lessons Learned from SOCAP 2016

Mark Horoszowski | Posted 09.26.2016 | Impact
Mark Horoszowski

The meeting of the minds at #SOCAP16 was pretty incredible. Plenaries included leaders from at Acumen, IDEO, Stanford, PayPal, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs and many, many, MANY more.

The Impact Economy, Enlightened by Data

Jim Gibbons | Posted 09.26.2016 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Impact investing is becoming mainstream, inspiring classes at top business schools like Wharton and Harvard this fall. Social impact investments conne...

Venture Funding Unrefined: An Inconvenient Truth

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 09.16.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

While most of us obsess over access to private capital to kickstart new ventures, a very sizable part of such capital is already quietly flowing in th...

SOCAP16: Changing the World Through Impact Investing

Jorge Newbery | Posted 09.16.2016 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Globally-conscious investors, corporations, and innovators are convening in San Francisco this week to expand a community of change. SOCAP16 (Social Capital Markets) commences its annual conference today to continue a tradition of building "connections and conversations at the intersection of money and meaning."

The Timing is Right for Impact Investing in Latin America

FOMIN | Posted 09.16.2016 | Impact

By Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen is chief of the Multilateral Investment Fund's Knowledge Economy Unit, which seeks to cultivate...

The Passion of Impact Investing

Ben Thornley | Posted 09.13.2016 | Impact
Ben Thornley

Social entrepreneurs have passion in spades, of course. They must -- as anyone who has summoned the energy to start a business can attest. However passion also shapes the work of many investors.

Making an Impact with the Crowd

Jorge Newbery | Posted 09.12.2016 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Embed from Getty Images Money holds the power to bring justice to social and environmental upheavals. The ways in which we invest our money have...

Unlocking Capital to Solve Social Problems: Rethinking Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Impact

FOMIN | Posted 09.02.2016 | Impact

Susana García-Robles Susana García-Robles leads the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF)'s investments in seed and venture capital funds, and desig...

Killing Me Softly (Part One)... Universal Refugees in A World Without Dignity

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

Why are we facing so much ambivalence when so much is at stake? One painful answer is that we have a status quo presidential candidate who seems to be both unexciting and inevitable, while the other is "unpopular" among the intelligentsia and "politically correct" for putting everything we value at risk, including human dignity itself.

The Values Connecting Impact Investing and Organic Agriculture

Claire Mesesan | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
Claire Mesesan

Iroquois Valley Farms Co-Founder and CEO, Dave Miller, makes it sound simple: “We built this company to support the businesses of our farmers.” Ir...

Invest to Impact: 'Making Money Matter' in an Era of Crisis

Jorge Newbery | Posted 08.19.2016 | Impact
Jorge Newbery

The integrity of our culture and the safety of our planet are waning under money's perpetuation of greed. Money is largely regarded as the measure of ...

Investors Should Consider the Growth Opportunities in Resource Optimization

David W. Richardson, CFA | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business
David W. Richardson, CFA

FINDING GROWTH IN A LOW GROWTH WORLD Forward looking investors are realizing that growing populations, rising wealth (particularly in emerging econom...

Dedication. No Regrets. No BS: One Social Entrepreneur's Experience

Pallavi Shah | Posted 07.26.2016 | Impact
Pallavi Shah

Building a for-profit social enterprise is simultaneously rewarding and uniquely difficult. These entrepreneurs have to serve two masters - having a p...

A Critical Juncture in Capital Markets History

Clara Miller | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Clara Miller

Recent SEC move could allow for transformative embedding of sustainability information in capital markets. The CEOs of many of the country's leading ...

Add Impact

FOMIN | Posted 07.14.2016 | Impact

By Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen Elizabeth Boggs Davidsen is acting chief of the Multilateral Investment Fund's Knowledge Economy Unit, which seeks to cu...

Why Mission-Based Lenders Are Essential to U.S. Communities 

Gina Harman | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Gina Harman

Everyday business owners are finding it increasingly difficult to get the financial resources they need to grow and prosper. Since the recession, small business loans on bank balance sheets have declined by 20%, while loans to medium and larger enterprises have increased by about 4%.