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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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  • Impact Investing in Asia: Poised to Grow

    Impact investments are expected to increase globally this year, with South Asia and Southeast Asia among the top target regions, according to a recent survey by JPMorgan and Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN). This could bode well, in particular, for India’s nascent impact investment sector, which is one of the most active in the region. It has

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  • What’s Holding Back Impact Investing?

    With the unveiling of a new report at the White House last Wednesday, the investors who have pioneered the impact investing movement are now urging the U.S. government to create policies that will turbocharge its growth. Seasoned impact investors say there is much more potential to direct private capital towards addressing the world’s pressing social and

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  • 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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