Top Articles – In Impact Investing’s Rush to the Mainstream, Who Are We Leaving Behind?

“Ethical Markets agrees that “impact investing” may be promising too much as it becomes fashionably mainstream. Let’s not forget that pure philanthropic funds will always be needed in many areas of societies, as Mara Bolis of Oxfam points out.  Hazel Henderson, Editor.”

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In Impact Investing’s Rush to the Mainstream, Who Are We Leaving Behind?

After a long march toward mainstream acceptance, many in impact investing are claiming victory. The industry is garnering attention at major publications like The Economist, and recently celebrated the emergence of a star-studded $2 billion fund. Meanwhile, studies have proliferated supporting the idea that you can earn market rate returns while making a meaningful difference in the world, and…

 

Website launches guide to social investment field

Good Finance, which guides charities and social enterprises through the social investment process, launches a new website today. This is the second phase of a year-long collaboration between key social investment sector partners including Big Society Capital, Access, DCMS, NCVO, Social Enterprise UK and Matter & Co. The project is the result of user-focused design research and workshops wit…

 

Why the Good Capital Project: Interview with John Kohler from Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship

The Good Capital Project will convene for the first time this June in New York City. This new SOCAP initiative will bring together a cross-sector collection of experts, practitioners, industry leaders and other stakeholders to drive greater collaboration and accelerate capital flows into purpose driven investments. In the months leading up that event we will be interviewing key pioneers and…

 

RSF Quarterly: Power of Women’s Capital

In this spring RSF Quarterly, we lend our focus to understanding the role that leaders in social finance and at social enterprises play in empowering women and girls. We start this issue by interviewing Amalia Greenberg-Delgado, Global Programs Director for Asylum Access, an RSF grant recipient, who enlightens us on the plight that refugee women face in accessing justice, achieving agency, and…

 

Where Are You On the Spectrum? (Of Impact, That Is.) Inspiring Capital Defines the Shades

(3BL Media and Just Means)—Corporate social responsibility. Philanthropic giving. B Corps, employee-owned cooperatives, nonprofits, and all the models in between. The world of sustainability boasts more flavors than Baskin Robbins, more hues than a brilliant rainbow. As Nell Derick Debevoise, the founder and CEO of Inspiring Capital, has coined it, the expressions of sustainability in business…

 

Sustainable Investing Challenge Winner: Flexible Finance for Low-Income Schools

A team of MBA students from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management that proposed a low-interest loan fund for India’s 400,000 low-fee private schools took first place in last week’s Kellogg Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge. Now in its seventh year, the tone at the finals in New York suggested the tide is shifting towards long-term, sustainable investing. …

 

Momentum Grows for Gender Lens Investing

In the world of Sustainable and Impact Investing, few ideas have captured the imagination as quickly as Gender Lens Investing (“GLI”). In just the past few years, the number of Gender Lens solutions has grown rapidly. The premise of this approach is that every investment has a gender dimension and that understanding it uncovers both overlooked opportunities and hidden risks. GLI s…

 

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