Archive for June, 2014

  • Why Impact Investing is an Emerging Paradigm Shift in Philanthropy

    Impact investing is a frequently featured topic of conversation at forums or conferences on philanthropy today.  Its popularity is linked to the potential for impact investing to cause a paradigm shift in the way philanthropy is approached—targeting investment capital as a complementary resource for achieving the social and environmental changes typically pursued by philanthropic organizations.

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  • Impact Investing Aided By White House

    On June 25, 2014, at the White House roundtable on impact investing, corporations, banks, foundations, and individuals including Prudential, Capricorn Investment Group and the Omidiyar Network committed to invest more than $1.5 billion in new capital into companies and funds that strive to generate positive financial and social returns. In addition, US government agencies announced programs

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  • So You Think You’re An Impact Investor?

    Charly Kleissner is a former tech entrepreneur and early pioneer of impact investing. He and his wife Lisa co-founded the KL Felicitas Foundation to support social entrepreneurs around the world and to bring like-minded investors together to redefine the meaning and purpose of investing in the first place. Kleissner says there is a much higher absorption

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  • Mainstreaming the Movement

    This article focuses on Toniic, a global network of impact investors that aims to “harness the incredible potential of socially minded impact investors to catalyze the broader impact investor movement and support the growth of high-impact entrepreneurs and funds.” Their CEO Stephanie Cohn Rupp discusses the network’s approach, and the evolution of the impact investing

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  • 5 Myths Socially Conscious Enterpreneurs Need to Ignore

    Impact investing is a new, holistic approach to business that may well be the most significant movement of our time, as well as the most misunderstood. Five main pervasive myths surround stakeholder capitalism today. The first: impact investing is a fancy term for giving money away, while it is really when purpose and profitability coexist,

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  • Impact Investing: Making a Difference and a Profit

    Several not-for-profit organizations have recently been teaming up with money mangers and investment banks to create and market a new line of products that offer investors the opportunity to engage in impact investing, a form of socially conscious investing. The goal is to invest money in companies, organizations, funds or projects across globe that can influence positive

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  • Impact Investing: Not Just For Billionaires

    Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, has coauthored a new e-book, “The Power of Impact Investing,” that highlights impact investing is not just for the 1%, it is for anyone interested in learning how to make financial returns while having an impact. In a survey done by Hope Consulting last year, 48% of Americans living in households of $80,000

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  • Massive Wealth Transfer Could Be a Windfall for Charities

    Kelley Holland reports on the $59 trillion wealth transfer to be passed down to heirs, charities, taxes and estate closing costs, according to a study by researchers at Boston College’s Center on Wealth and Philanthropy. This is $7 trillion higher, in 2007 dollars, than a 1999 study by the center. According to Alan Cantor, a

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