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SOCIAL IMPACT INVESTING
The Fuel That Starts the Fire--How We Can Transform the Economy
Vice President, Organizational Culture, RSF Social Finance
In 2011, we reconsidered the grant-making process and realized we could turn it, too, on its head by shifting the power dynamic
Protecting Our World: Bringing the Battle To The Boardroom
Merry Carole Powers
Author of The Branding Sutra
From the beginning of the gay rights movement, The Lily Group has leveraged their clients' voices as shareholders to help
Impact Investing for Nonprofits: How to Make Your Assets Work for (Not Against) Your Mission
I'm a philanthropy geek working at RSF Social Finance.
3. Adopt an investment policy that reflections your impact philosophy The most important criterion for us now is the transformative
The Impact Economy, Enlightened by Data
President and CEO, Goodwill Industries International
Effectively measuring social impact is in the design phase, an infant science emerging from art. At best, it feels we are
Venture Funding Unrefined: An Inconvenient Truth
Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D.
Founder @Metropole Capital Group & Global Alternative Funding ...
The fact is - the U.S. government spends more on small and medium enterprises (SME) than on education or healthcare - in
Invest to Impact: 'Making Money Matter' in an Era of Crisis
Jorge P. Newbery is Founder and CEO of Debt Cleanse Group Lega...
Bingham's connection to the land and its inhabitants guided him as he began his financial career at mainstream investment
Social Impact Investing -- The Woman's Touch
Michael D. Shaw
Business owner, commentator, righter
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.
The Nod to Wall Street Buried Deep In Paul Ryan's 'Anti-Poverty' Plan
Executive Director, In the Public Interest
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.
"Pray" for Success: How to Take the Guesswork Out of Social Finance
CEO, Mission Measurement
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.
Investing With a Purpose
CFA, Director, Investor Engagement for CFA Institute
Investing for Impact can also require a long investment horizon. Impact Investments are often illiquid, and it can be difficult
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Can Social Entrepreneurship Tap India's Demographic Dividend?
Management Consultant and India Student Director, Hult Prize w...
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.
Wall Street's Answer to Cancer
CEO of The Rudin Group - a wealth marketing firm
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?
President and CEO, Opportunity Finance Network
Banks quickly became the fastest-growing and most important source of lending to CDFIs that, in turn, pooled that money with
Ethical investing - putting your money where your mouth is
Bringing Responsible Investing mainstream. WeAreEthic.com
One important decision where we all can make a lasting impact is how we invest our money. A little over two years ago, $1
Bringing Innovation into Play
Co-founder and CFO of BigfootBiomedical.com
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.
Startup Investing and Entreprenership in 2016: Top 3 Trends
Entrepreneur and Angel Investor; Bahai; founder, chairman & CE...
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.
The Impact Investing Illusion
Social Enterprise Speaker, Author, Field Leader: Building an e...
Do you sincerely believe that at the end of the day, Goldman Sachs cares more about social impact than about financial returns?
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Toms Shoes Is Investing In Companies That Actually Care About The World
Alexander C. Kaufman
Making money is not enough for this big apparel company. It wants to do good -- and help startups with similar missions.
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Why This Preschool Just Wrote Goldman Sachs A Check
The company helped fund a preschool program that's working for the kids and paying off for the investors.
It's Time for Impact Investors to Create Compound Impact
Co-founder & President, Global Philanthropy Group i(x) invest...
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.
Government's Big Problem and How to Fix It
John Roman, Ph.D.
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.
What Is Impact Investing?
Authentic Eccentric Impact Investing Change Agent
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.
It's Time To Align Your Investments With Your Values
Co-founder & President, Global Philanthropy Group i(x) invest...
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.
Clearly Social Angels
Pioneers for Change
A worldwide network of talented individuals and global citizen...
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.
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