This past week, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock unveiled a new initiative in his city that could significantly alter the way communities provide affordab...
It is a fallacy that there is no return on investment in impact investing. One of the reasons the impact investments are successful is the passion of the founder and the team for the cause.
Government doesn't always work as well as it should, but there are solutions. Today, government pays for programs regardless of whether they work, and bears all of the risk of that investment.
I was in New York City meeting with an advisor who offered to help raise investor capital for our social enterprise. She was reviewing the business plan and numbers, then looked up and asked, "Can you pay the women less?" My partners and I didn't know what to say.
Over and over, panellists spoke about the need to bring values and meaning back into our monetary and governance systems if we hope to create a prosperous world in the truest sense of the word.
Like many complex social problems, climate has been reduced to a religious debate -- you must believe as I do! But actions speak louder than words, and it's pretty easy to see where our past actions have us headed.
Private investors are finding new opportunities to invest in large-scale conservation efforts intended to protect biodiversity and boost "ecosystem services" such as clean water, clean air and carbon storage.
Lack of upfront funding is often a barrier for an investment in supportive housing by state and local governments even though we know it offers a solution that both more efficiently uses limited resources and delivers improved outcomes, particularly for populations that are most costly to public systems.
As far as impact investing has come in seven years, there is still more to do to make it the norm, and give everyday investors access to a range of investment products.
When I first started working in impact investing, the field's challenges were foundational: refining the concept, finding suitable investments, figuring out how to measure impact, even determining what to call the concept.
Community foundations -- with their deep local ties, significant unrestricted assets, and community benefit missions -- are ideally positioned to play...
How can you align your intentions with actions? This was one of the key questions that the Put Your Money Where Your Mouth (and Meaning) Is Community (PYMWYMIC) discussed at their annual Impact Days from 7-9th April in Amsterdam.
The huge room for increases in healthcare spending in African economies, coupled with the growth of their middle classes and booming populations, point to explosive potential.
The vision was to build a company that not only cared passionately about its investors and their returns, but one that cared deeply about each other and the world around us.
This post is co-authored by Lila Cruikshank. Over the past decade, business models serving the base of the pyramid (BOP) customers have attracted in...
If you're looking to make a bigger social impact with your investments this year, you have many options. Here are five ideas to help you get started.