The rise of social impact investing is potentially a place where a lot of women might come in, wedding personal resolve, professional accomplishment, and making a difference in a way that reinforces what we already know: revolutionary progressivism is not gender-specific.
House Speaker Paul Ryan released a new "anti-poverty" plan last week that would only make it tougher for poor and working families to get by. As expected, the plan cuts from public programs that help low- and moderate-income Americans, while protecting tax cuts for the very wealthy.
We believe that the future of SIBs and social finance is brighter than ever. But if we are to create a true social capital market, we must be more rigorous, intentional and outcomes-driven than the current approaches.
In today's world, the typical investor is no longer satisfied with simply choosing investments that offer maximum financial returns. In fact, several ...
India is a young country. At present, 66 percent of India's population is under the national average age of 26 years. In the next decade and a half, more than 13 million Indians annually will enter the workforce for the first time.
It sounds almost too good to be true: making money by curing cancer? How can something so unequivocally good for humanity also yield a financial return?
The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is as important and successful as it is simple: Banks that operate with taxpayer-funded support must reinvest in ...
What are your thoughts when you pass on that donation to a charity or homeless chap? If you're anything like me, you probably internally justify that ...
But what if the next place where innovation would spring from is not a physical place, but an entire segment of our economy? I'm talking about the non-profit sector.
2015 was a big year for innovation and angel investing. More and more ideas are being turned to reality with the help of incubators, accelerator programs, and the heavy expansion of web-based collaborative platforms.
Do you sincerely believe that at the end of the day, Goldman Sachs cares more about social impact than about financial returns?
We need to think bigger. We need to embrace the notion that capitalism is one of the most powerful forces on the planet, and if we build and invest in businesses that have an explicit social purpose, we can create sustained funding of a type we've never imagined.
In public policy (and life in general), addressing a dangerous risk is more cost-effective than fixing a problem after it emerges. Yet, most government spending is focused on reacting to problems rather than preventing them.
If one accepts the common Impact definition, then the present Impact discussions and case studies are vastly missing the point. We are focussed on the one small plant, that is pretty, in a massive forest of opportunity.
The truth is, a vast number of those who are invested in the stock market have very little understanding of what they're invested in. They rely on fund managers to buy and sell and only pay attention to whether their portfolio is going up or down.
My father was a 1960s-style left-wing academic quite critical of capitalism. We passed many ideas around our dinner table, but not one of them was the potential benefit of trade and business. Surprisingly, when I left home, it was precisely that idea that crept in sideways.