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Investing for Impact to 'Save the World'

Pioneers for Change | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

When I was 17, I was rather intent on doing something to "save the world", which is not so unusual at an age where your ideals drive a lot of your ambitions. What perhaps was unusual was that I was already resolute on my plan to do so.

Fixing the Food System From the Base of the Supply Chain

Don Shaffer | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact
Don Shaffer

Social equity in the food supply chain was a strong thread running through the annual Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders forum this June in Denver.

The Sharks of Microfinance and the Future of Impact Investing

Mitchell Kutney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mitchell Kutney

Since impact investing is searching for the sweet spot between high-net-worth individuals' expectations for responsible investing and effective channels for catalyzing social change, we need to ensure that this financial instrument is not abused

Social Change in the Face of Austerity

Mitchell Kutney | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Mitchell Kutney

The idea of these high net-worth individuals and empowered citizens taking action into their own hands is exciting, but what does this mean for our society as a whole?

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...

Joe Van Brussel

Dissatisfaction With Wall Street Leads Investors To Impact Investing

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

CGI Commitments Pledge To Bring Technology To Developing Countries

Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact

This post is part of HuffPost's partnership with Clinton Global Initiative, which details commitments made at the annual meeting. Clinton Global In...

Social Impact Partnerships: Making a Difference

Kenneth Thompson | Posted 11.04.2012 | Chicago
Kenneth Thompson

It is not easy to develop a working relationship between investors, nonprofits, and related government funding bodies, but there is potential here to create the kind of partnerships that are needed to make a difference.

The U.S. Welcomes SoFi: The Social Network for Loans

Franca Sozzani | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Franca Sozzani

The more universities will participate, the bigger the chance for many students to pay for their studies without burdening their families.

A Shot Heard 'Round the World? Social Impact Bonds Bring Social Innovation to the Bay State

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 07.09.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Greenblatt

SIBs represent the dawn of a new era, one that will accelerate the evolution of the Impact Economy.

Rockefeller Foundation President: Evolution and Promise of Social Innovation

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

Recently, I sat down with Dr. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, to discuss, in great depth, the evolution and promise of social innovation.

Investing for Change: The Emergence of the Impact Economy

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Greenblatt

2011 could be an inflection point in the Capitol. New leadership in Congress. New staff at the White House. Perhaps even a new era of bipartisanship forged out of the tragedy in Arizona.

Things to Truly Be Thankful For

Fang Yuan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Fang Yuan

At this critical moment in history, when it is easier than ever before to reach out, touch, and shape another person's life, we have fewer excuses to not contribute to re-shaping our world for the better.

How a Social Network Becomes the Heartbeat of Social Finance

Neal Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Neal Rodriguez

Tip'd 2.0 promises to offer a robust data set comprised of stock quotes, social resources profiling companies featured on Tip'd, and what people are blogging and tweeting on a featured company.