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  • Weekly Impact Investment Market Update: June 23, 2017

    Impact Investing & ESG: Impact Investing Grand Challenges for Impact Investing: SOCAP’s Good Capital Project Seeks to Streamline an Unruly Field The kickoff event explored the six “Grand Challenges” for impact investing in six concurrent breakout sessions. READ MORE… 2017 Social Progress Index The Index includes data from 128 countries on 50 social and environmental

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  • Weekly Impact Investment Market Update: June 16, 2017

    Impact Investing & ESG: Impact Investing A Social Investment Ecosystem Emerges in Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar This interview with Nguyn and Aarti Mohan discusses highlights from their report on the landscape for impact investing in 14 Asian countries. READ MORE… 3 Ways Millennials are Influencing Global Investing Millennials contribute to global investment through peer-to-peer collaboration,

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  • Weekly Impact Investment Market Update: June 9, 2017

    Impact Investing & ESG: Impact Investing Impact Measurement: How Much Is Too Much? How Much Is Not Enough? This article is the third installation of a three-part series exploring why ESG reporting is important, how it’s reported, and how much reporting investors should expect. READ MORE… Sustainable Businesses can Unlock US$5 Trillion in New Market

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  • Weekly Impact Investment Market Update: June 2, 2017

    Impact Investing & ESG: Impact Investing How the Ford Foundation Is Raising the Stakes on Impact Investing This interview with Xavier Briggs, Ford Foundation’s VP of Economic Opportunity and Markets, discusses the foundation’s investment strategy, including its criteria for selecting impact funds in which they invest. READ MORE… Sorting Out Impact Investing in a Changing

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  • Weekly Impact Investment Market Update: May 29, 2017

    Impact Investing & ESG: Gitterman Says ESG Plays Well on Campus Gitterman is working with 5,000 college professors to build ESG portfolios, in total valuing approximately $450 million in assets. READ MORE… Demand for Responsible Investment Pushing Up the Value Chain As the subject of impact investment has joined the mainstream, clients have increasingly started

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  • Weekly Impact Investment Market Update: May 19, 2017

    Weekly Impact Investment Market Update May 19, 2017 Impact Investing & ESG: Fidelity Launches Two ESG Index Funds Their new domestic fund is based on the MSCI USA ESG Index, while the international fund is based on the MSCI All Country World Index. Both follow large- and mid-cap companies with high ESG performance relative to

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  • Unleashing the power of endowments: The next great challenge for philanthropy

    For the better part of two decades, the world of philanthropy has been engaged in an important, sometimes contested, conversation about “impact”—both how we measure it and how we deliver it. More recently, this discussion—in the Ford Foundation’s halls and throughout our sector—has focused on how to create impact through the capital market, specifically through

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  • More Impact Investors Are Going “All In”

    If you want to keep up with the latest buzzwords in impact investing, here’s an important one starting to hit its stride:  “all in.”  It means placing your whole portfolio into assets with a positive social and/or environmental impact. Putting your money–all of it–where your mouth is. Recently technology executive, entrepreneur and investor Charly  Kleissner

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  • Majority of HNWIs Rate Social Impact Investing as ‘Extremely Important’

    More than 60% of global high net worth individuals (HNWIs) see driving social impact with their investments as “extremely or very important”, with Asian HNWIs valuing it higher than any other region in the world. According to research by RBC Wealth Management, HNWIs in India put the highest emphasis on social impact in the Asia-Pacific

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  • What is Next For Impact Investing?

    Impact investing represents a potential additional funding stream for development, but the field is still evolving and those working in it warn investors may be expecting too much, too soon. While the field may be beyond its initial phase, stakeholders focused on building the infrastructure and proving its case agree that there is still much

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