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Bridging the rhetoric and reality divide in social impact investment

Dominic Llewellyn | Posted 12.14.2015 | Impact
Dominic Llewellyn

Photo credit: Tim Swaan Three years ago I met a Belgian banker with a social soul. In a bar at St Pancras Station we drank coffee and talked about ...

The Future of Impact Investing

Paula Goldman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Paula Goldman

Society cannot continue to cope with prevailing social issues in the traditional way. We need to harness entrepreneurship, innovation and capital to achieve in the social area what they have achieved in the creation of entrepreneurial firms.

Detroit Future City Is Full of Small Mistakes

Jason Lorimer | Posted 03.24.2013 | Detroit
Jason Lorimer

Picture a Detroit full of small mistakes. What if, as an existing or would-be community developer, I could be inspired and informed on an issue that affects me and my fellow citizens?

Investing Early to Impact World-Changing Solutions

Ross Baird | Posted 01.02.2013 | Impact
Ross Baird

I hope that in three years, I'll be able to tell the same story about Tonee as I do Jen -- and see 25,000 kids in slum areas in Kenya using tablet computers. Yet we've got miles to go before we sleep.

South African Taxi Driver Is Disabled and Poor -- Yet Ready to Start a Social Enterprise

Alexandre Lemille | Posted 01.26.2013 | Impact
Alexandre Lemille

Mpondo has been driving the streets of Cape Town for nine years. In 2009, he was hijacked by two youngsters who shot a bullet from his shoulder through to his chest. With the help of neighbors and friends, Mpondo adapted his taxi to his disability.

Joe Van Brussel

Dissatisfaction With Wall Street Leads Investors To Impact Investing | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 10.12.2012 | Business

As a teenager, Don Shaffer's first job was at a country club, caddying for some of the most successful men in America. On weekends, he had a front row...

Why You Can't Talk About Impact Investment Without Corporate Governance

Mirjam Schöning | Posted 08.27.2012 | Impact
Mirjam Schöning

Mention the term "impact investing" at a social enterprise gathering and eyes widen and enthusiastic words flow. Mention "corporate governance" and it's likely that those same eyes will glaze over. But good governance matters. It's what enables impact investments to work.