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Momentum Builds for 100 Percent Impact Investment Movement

Don Shaffer | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Don Shaffer

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.

SOCAP 2013 - Who Should Be in the Room?

Jennifer Hirsch | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Jennifer Hirsch

SOCAP can start the conversation. But what will make it impactful is carrying it forward into our diverse communities to have the ideas grow into ventures.

Impact Investing 2.0 -- What $3 Billion Tells Us About the Next $300 Billion

Cathy Clark | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Cathy Clark

Impact Investing 2.0 has arrived. We have the lessons of those who have done this work successfully for years at our disposal. We should now focus on these emerging best practices and work to bring the field to scale.

The Pioneering Impact Investor

Ben Thornley | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Ben Thornley

Impact investing is not for the faint of heart. The practice is unconventional and unpredictable. It requires key actors to step outside their comfort zones, in underdeveloped markets.

Joe Van Brussel

Global Impact Investors Build Emerging Industry Together

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 10.24.2012 | Money

Innovators from San Francisco to Sao Paolo are rethinking the roles of markets and philanthropy to address the world's most pressing problems -- and n...

Local Network Takes on Community Investing

Geri Stengel | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Geri Stengel

So what can we expect from these local, community-investing gatherings and these innovative efforts to harness private-sector financing for important public initiatives?

Lucas Kavner

'Pay-For-Success' Model Seeks To Revolutionize Social Investing

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business

Long before doctor and entrepreneur Paul Polak began trying to revolutionize social investing -- before he could even drive a car -- he was planting t...

5 Tips for Maximizing Your Conference Experience

Daniela Papi | Posted 12.01.2012 | Business
Daniela Papi

A conference in the Caribbean? Some people wouldn't care if it was for underwater basket weaving -- they'll be there! If you are signing up for a conference for a break from the stress of day to day of work, you might want to pick one where you think you can have some fun!

Six Dynamics Describe How Impact Investing Is Unique

Ben Thornley | Posted 11.26.2012 | Impact
Ben Thornley

As dozens of new impact investing funds are created explicitly to tackle the world's most intractable social and environmental problems, including over 60 globally in 2011, best practices that lead to impact investing performance are more needed than ever.

In Speech And In Deed, Hillary Clinton Endorses Social Entrepreneurship

Auren Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Auren Kaplan

The arrival of a robust social capital market to the financial system could very well prove positively world-changing.

Show Me The Money, Year 3: How The Private Sector Can Help Save The World

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

It's the third annual SOCAP conference. And it's based on a world-changing idea: that the private sector can help us solve the social and environmental challenges we face.

Banks Giving: Now That's The Holiday Spirit!

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

How can a new breed of financial institution help bring our ailing world back to full health? How might we encourage the banks of today to start thinking like the banks of tomorrow?

Show Me the Money! Using Your Capital To Save The World At This Year's SOCAP Conference

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

What's up? It's the second annual SOCAP conference, the world's premiere social capital markets event (social capital investments incorporate three kinds of returns: financial, social, and environmental).