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.
We all know that life does not always turn out like you think it will. The concept of reducing the risk of an investment by making an offsetting investment is well understood. But what if your whole way of life was intensely vulnerable?
Can you do good and do well? This is the driving question for impact investors - those who want their dollars to both provide a reasonable return on ...
Although social impact investing has been around for a pretty good while (e.g., microfinance, gender lens investing, etc), the reality is that investment vehicles for conservation has lagged behind.
there is no better time to remind companies and investors of the importance to measure not only their financial but also their non-financial performance.
Every day, I hear about one of the following: An individual's deep desire to find meaningful work -- where she can practice her craft and change the...
Let us not forget that profit is impact, or should be. Profit is an important measure of business viability and financial stability. Profits generated mean growth, employment, taxes and dividends.
The recent release of details about the performance of several impact investment portfolios and funds is another step toward answering the question more and more investors are asking: Is impact a boost -- or a bust -- in terms of financial returns?
Please stop telling people that your EdTech venture is about bridging the achievement gap when it's really not. Middle and high-income students already learn at high levels, providing them with an alternative way to learn at a high level solves no pressing societal issue.
My social impact journey began long before I knew the term "social impact": growing up in post-Apartheid South Africa.
SIBs are currently being used to invest in people, not places. But, for cities looking to innovate, SIBs may provide a promising model for funding reclamation of blighted areas cities inherit or want to develop.
If equity crowdfunding had the same alert system color code as Homeland Security, it would have jumped from green to orange on October 23rd, 2013. Fo...
The only effective large-scale answer to extreme poverty is to stimulate rapid scalable growth centered specifically in the villages where most poor people live, not urban-centered growth that generates only a trivial trickle-down impact.
Recently, I raised an awkward question: "Are Nonprofits Designed to Fail?" As I wrote, for all the good work a nonprofit may do, it's often hard to tell if a it's really making a difference: fixing the underlying problem, rather than forever treating symptoms.
The nature of supporting local economies from the grassroots favors patience and sustained investment as opposed to one-time donations. In other words, placing social investment in emerging economies is not about a quick fix to the global challenge of poverty.
In the end, an effective scaling strategy boils down to answering a large number of fairly simple questions. But the devil is in the details, the more of which you consider, the greater your chance of success!