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Social Investing

What About the Demand Side of Impact Investing?

Randall Kempner | Posted 01.13.2013 | Business
Randall Kempner

We are excited about the increased interest in Impact Investing on the part of investors. But in order for this burgeoning sector to continue to be successful we need to ensure that we are working together to support the development of the entire ecosystem.

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...

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.

How Impact Investing Can Revitalize Distressed Communities

Geri Stengel | Posted 09.30.2012 | Impact
Geri Stengel

The more we can bring together the entrepreneurial energy and ideas with the capital required to bring them to life, the better for all.

Unleash the Privateers

Phil Shanks | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business
Phil Shanks

The small and medium sector, our privateers, remain becalmed by the lack of bank finance and unable to join the battle. I am confident that it is safe to unleash them yet again, put some wind in their sails and reap the benefits.

Occupy Wall Street Precursor 24 Years Old

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 01.03.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

For 24 years, the Social Venture Network has been pushing back against the received wisdom of American commerce. SVN members are building better, smarter businesses with multiple bottom lines: profits, planet, people.

The Obama Administration's Social Innovation Fund: An In-depth Interview with Director Paul Carttar

Rahim Kanani | Posted 01.03.2012 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

This is part one of a two-part interview. Part two can be found here. Recently, I interviewed Paul Carttar, Director of the Social Innovation Fund--a...

Funding the Risk Frontier in Microfinance

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Elisabeth Rhyne

The recent IPO of SKS Microfinance, India's largest microfinance institution (MFI), was a watershed event whose ripples are affecting the public perception of microfinance.

Expect No Less Than Explosive Change From Social Enterprises

Rachael Chong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Scott Schwaitzberg and I attended Investors' Circle Spring Fair this past April. I was selected to pitch Catchafire at the event, and Scott joined me ...

Social Investing: Markets & Missions

Saul Garlick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Saul Garlick

With private capital we can change the poverty paradigm. If you think you have what it takes, the world needs social investors with their heads and their hearts fully engaged.

Start-up Capital for For-Profit Social Entrepreneurs - Where the heck is it? Part 1.

Rachael Chong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rachael Chong

With all the recent attention given to social entrepreneurs, when will we actually begin to see an acceptable level of investment directed towards these leaders of social change?

Social Investing (Finally) Grows Up

Marc Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Gunther

The idea here is that Calvert will buy stock in imperfect companies (a category that includes every company I know) and then push them to do better.

Social Investing: What Is It And Why Does It Exist? (VIDEO)

Yahoo! Finance | Aaron Task | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wall Street meets Web 2.0 in a place called social investing, where "average" investors share their stock picks and pans. The concept is not new, bu...