Industry Know-How

T100: Insights from Impact Advisors and Consultants 2017

 Toniic
 Jun 2017

In this new report, 37 impact advisors and consultants from 12 countries, partnering with 38 of Toniic’s 100% Impact Network* members, open the door to their impact practices to demystify, inspire and activate both investors and the financial services industry. While today there are ...

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Impact Investing Trends: Evidence of a Growing Industry

 Abhilash Mudaliar, Aliana Pineiro, Rachel Bass (GIIN)
 Jun 2017

Impact Investing Trends: Evidence of a Growing Industry is the GIIN’s first-ever industry-level trends analysis on global impact investor market activity. The GIIN has conducted a rigorous annual survey of the growing community of impact investors since 2011, and this trends report was produced ...

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Annual Impact Investor Survey 2017

 Abhilash Mudaliar, Hannah Schi, Rachel Bass, Hannah Dithrich (The Global Impact Investing Network)
 May 2017

The GIIN’s 2017 Annual Impact Investor Survey is based on an analysis of the activities of 209 of the world’s leading impact investing organizations, including fund managers, foundations, banks, development finance institutions, family offices, pension funds, and insurance companies. Survey respondents collectively manage ...

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Impact Investing

Mobilising capital to finance solutions for today’s challenges

 Ursula Oberhollenzer, MSc
 May 2017

On April 27th, 2017, ICON Vienna took place and we were participating in this 13th conference with distinguished panel and guests. Our contribution: Impact Investing.

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CEO Guide to the SDGs

 The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
 Mar 2017

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has launched this guide - a new resource aimed at galvanizing engagement from global business leaders in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The CEO Guide to the SDGs sets out clear actions that CEOs can take ...

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The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2016

 United Nations
 Feb 2017

The 2030 agenda is a road map for people and the planet that will build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals and ensure sustainable social and economic progress world-wide. It seeks not only to eradicate extreme poverty, but also to integrate and balance ...

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Better Business Better World

The report of the Business & Sustainable Development Commission

 BSDC
 Jan 2017

The report offers a positive alternative: setting business strategy and transforming markets in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. For the past year, the Business and Sustainable Development Commission has been researching the impact on business of achieving these 17 objectives, known as the ...

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Toniic T100 Launch Report

Insights from the frontier of impact investing 2016

 N/A
 Dec 2016

Toniic has published this important report at the launch of the T100: a multi-year study of the portfolios of over 50 Toniic 100% Impact Network members.[nbsp]It discloses for the first time the aggregated impact portfolios of more than 50 investors, ranging in size ...

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In search of Impact

Measuring the full value of capital

 University of Cambridge, Institute for Sustainability Leadership
 Dec 2016

Investment is on the verge of a big leap forward. While the financial performance of funds is readily accessible, their social and environmental impacts remain largely opaque, not only to the public but to the investment industry itself. It is time to change that.

The ...

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Sustainable Development Goals

Offical Website

 United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs
 Nov 2016

The Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) seeks to provide leadership and catalyse action in promoting and coordinating implementation of internationally agreed development goals, including the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Among other mandates, it hosts the secretariat for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development ...

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UNIDO and the SDGs

UNIDO focusing on Sustainable Development Goals #SDG9

 UNIDO
 Nov 2016

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), as a specialized agency of the UN that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability, is determined to take its part in facilitating with the successful implementation of the SDGs in the globe.

The ...

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Österreicher mögen´s nachhaltig

 Erste Asset Management
 Nov 2016

Laut einer im Auftrag der Erste Asset Management durchgeführten Umfrage über die Einstellung der Österreicherinnen und Österreicher zur Geldanlage (Online Befragung INTEGRAL, 18-69 Jahre, 510 Personen, repräsentativ für die österreichische Bevölkerung) haben nachhaltige Investments einen hohen Bekanntheitsgrad: Bereits 46% der Österreicherinnen und Österreicher haben davon ...

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The European SRI Study 2016

 Eurosif
 Nov 2016

In 2016, the European Sustainable Investment Forum presented the findings of its 7th Sustainable and Responsible Investment Study, first published in 2003. The Study highlights the scale of Sustainable and Responsible Investment practices and trends in Europe and across 13 European countries. For the first ...

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VP in a Nutshell

Case Studies and Good Practices

 Caroline Cornil, EVPA
 Nov 2016

VP in a Nutshell is a must read for anyone keen to understand the key practices of venture philanthropy. It is a series of Short Guides on impact measurement, non-financial support and exit, outlining the key elements, theory and implementation of these practices. They also ...

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The US State Department Endorses Impact Investing at the UN General Assembly

 Jim Schaffer (Non Profit Quarterly)
 Sep 2016

At the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly impact investing was discussed and the U.S. State Department and Bretton Woods II introduced the Trillion Dollar Challenge, intended to help achieve the UN’s 17 Sustainable development Goals by 2030. In September the ...

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Making Deals in Impact Investing

 Pallavi Shah (The Huffington Post)
 Aug 2016

Impact investing is gaining traction among both large and small investors and entrepreneurs.Some previously niche industries - such as clean tech, natural food - are moving toward the mainstream. While both investors and entrepreneurs are embracing this trend, they are having a hard time connecting. This ...

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Development Co-operation Report 2016

The Sustainable Development Goals as Business Opportunities

 OECD
 Jul 2016

The Development Co-operation Report 2016 explores the potential and challenges of investing in developing countries, in particular through social impact investment, blended finance and foreign direct investment. The report provides guidance on responsible business conduct and outlines the challenges in mobilising and measuring private finance ...

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Getting Started with the SDGs in Cities

A Guide for Stakeholders

 N/A
 Jul 2016

Cities and human settlements will be key to achieving the global SDGs. The SDGs come into effect in a world that is increasingly urban, with a little over half the global population now living in cities. Urbanization has thrown up some of the world’s ...

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The UN Global Compact - Accenture Strategy CEO Study

Agenda 2030: A Window of Opportunity

 UN Global Compact & Accenture Strategy
 Jun 2016

The 2016 United Nations Global Compact-Accenture Strategy CEO Study - the most recent in more than a decade of research - reveals a window of opportunity in the minds of the world’s business leaders. Since the last study in 2013, frustrated ambition has given way to ...

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Annual Impact Investor Survey 2016

 Abhilash Mudaliar, Hannah Schiff, Rachel Bass. (The Global Impact Investing Network)
 May 2016

In 2016 the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) published its sixth edition of the Annual Impact Investor Survey. It is based on an analysis of the activities of 158 of the world’s leading impact investing organizations, including fund managers, foundations, banks, development finance institutions ...

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How Impact Investors Actually Measure Impact

A systematic look at leading impact investors’ wide array of impact measurement practices—and how best to combine them.

 Ivy So & Alina S. Capanyola (Stanford Social Business Review)
 May 2016

Those of us who study impact investing all can agree that measuring an investment’s social effect is important, that measurement can help organizations make better decisions and communicate their value, and that financial returns should be balanced with social returns. But most of these ...

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The Next Frontier in Social Impact Measurement Isn’t Measurement at All

Why we need skilled analysts to improve social capital markets

 Kate Ruff & Sara Olsen
 May 2016

If we want social capital markets to fund the social sector effectively, we need to use social impact data effectively when making investment decisions. And investment decision-making almost always requires that we compare social impact data across locations, programs, or organizations. This is difficult, because ...

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Impact Investing a Golden Opportunity for NFPs

 Wendy Haigh (Pro Bono Australia)
 Mar 2016

In Australia, there are currently various initiatives seeking to promote social enterprise; reduce compliance costs for NFPs (Not for Profit) and encourage a diversification of financing options to build a more sustainable funding base. NFPs are looking for other sources of revenue to fund their ...

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Impact Investing’s Role in Global Development

 Katharine Tengtio (Huffington Post)
 Feb 2016

This article looks at impact investing and its potential to address global issues and how impact investing can play an important role in filling funding gaps for development. The article concludes that impact investing is certainly affecting international development and providing an increasingly important source ...

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Inspiring Impact

Shared measurment: Greater than the sum of its parts

 Sarah Handley, Farooq Sabri, Anne Kazimirski, NPC
 Feb 2016

Inspiring Impact is a programme that aims to change the way the UK voluntary sector thinks about impact. This programme is managed and delivered by seven organisations. The Report on shared measurement, published in 2016, was led by NPC (New Philanthropic Capital). Shared measurement involves ...

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Making Sense of the Many Kinds of Impact Investing

 Brian Trelstad (Harvard Business Review)
 Jan 2016

The article describes challenges the growing market impact investing still faces. As impact investing gains traction with mainstream investors, the field needs to develop tools that can help investment professionals categorize and understand the potentially limitless combinations and permutations of impact-investment options. The investment industry ...

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A Practical Guide to Measuring and Managing Impact

 Luciano Balbo, Priscilla Boiardi, Pieter Oostlander, Lisa Hehenberger, Deirdre Mortell, Elena Vittone, European Venture Philantropy Associatio EVPA
 Jan 2016

'Venture philanthropy and social impact investment - A practical guide' is[nbsp]a critical companion for anyone who wants to understand the venture philanthropy approach, and/or start their own venture philanthropy or social impact investment fund.

This publication combines the insights and experiences of practitioners ...

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Workshop on making investment work for the SDGs

Implementing the Policy Framework for Investment

 OECD
 Dec 2015

Following the Addis Ababa Action Plan and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),the implementation of the post-2015 agenda requires significant resource mobilisation. Private investment is one key vehicle for realizing the vision of shared prosperity set out in the SDGs.The Policy ...

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Make it your business: Engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals

 PWC Price Waterhouse Coopers
 Oct 2015

This study by PWC has focused on the business potential the SDGs offer and the relevance it has for companies worldwide. Major findings: 71% of business say they are already planning how they will engage with the SDGs, 13% of business habe identified the tools ...

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The next wave of development finance innovation

 Naki B. Mendoza (devex impact)
 Oct 2015

This article in the category of innovative finance describes how impact investing financial products add a development objective to an investment goal and establish a key link between sustainability targets and commercial capital. In doing so they address a major funding dilemma facing social enterprises ...

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Investment Needs to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Understanding the Billions and Trillions

 Guido Schmidt-Traub, Sustainable Development Solutions Network
 Sep 2015

In September 2015, governments adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030 in order to guide international cooperation in pursuit of ambitious quantitative goals. This paper reviews the role that global needs assessments play in supporting the SDGs and discusses common criticisms ...

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Transforming our World

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

 United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs
 Sep 2015

This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement ...

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Assessing Environmeental and Social Impacts

Information and Guidence for Organizations. Fact Sheets.

 Econsense. Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business
 Aug 2015

Econsense is an association of leading, globally active companies and organizations of German business specializing in the area of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). The guide provides some basic definitions and discusses common motivations and goals for conducting an impact assessment. Commonly used ...

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With an Eye to Impact, Investing Through a 'Gender Lens'

 Paul Sullivan (New York Times)
 Aug 2015

In its annual survey, the Global Impact Investing Network found that a third of all respondents were interested in making investments that promote gender equality and women’s empowerment through both debt and equity investments in the United States and emerging markets. Some investors seek ...

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Impact investing could help plug $2.5tn funding gap for development

 Alison Moodie (The Guardian)
 Jul 2015

Developing nations need trillions of dollars a year to tackle issues like food security, climate change risks and basic infrastructure. The global challenges are so complex and the size of the funding that’s needed is so large, traditional funding sources like philanthropy are probably ...

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Impact Investing vs. Venture Philanthropy

 Dan Moskowitz (nvestopedia)
 Jun 2015

This article provides a short and precise analysis of the background, similarities and differences between impact investing and venture philanthropy.

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Eyes on the Horizon

The Impact Investor Survey

 J.P. Morgan, the GIIN, Yasemin Saltuk, Ali El Idrissi, Amit Bouri, Abhilash Mudaliar, Hannah Schiff
 May 2015

Eyes on the Horizon, the 2015 edition of the GIIN and J.P. Morgan annual impact investor survey, reveals a growing global market, with impact investments being made across all geographies and a range of sectors. In its fifth year, the survey continues to provide ...

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Women Rule: Why the Future of Social, Sustainable and Impact Investing is in Female Hands

 Marta Maretich (Triple Pundit)
 Apr 2015

In the early days of the social investing movement, women and girls were arguably seen more as program beneficiaries than financial movers and shakers. This article presents the growing active role of women in impact investing as female investors, female advisors and female head of ...

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Impact Investment

A Practical Guide to Investment Process and Social Impact Analysis

 Keith A. Allman, Ximena Escobar de Nogales
 Apr 2015

Published in 2015, a must-read guide for investors and wealth managers entering "impact investing." This book walks readers through the demanding task of properly executing an impact investment strategy. Readers will learn how impact investing is different from other strategies, how the organization's mission ...

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Investing in Sustainable Development Goals

Action Plan for Private Investments in SDGs

 UNCTAD
 Mar 2015

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals need a step-change in investment. Faced with common global economic, social and environmental challenges,the international community is defining a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs, which are being formulated by the United Nations together with the ...

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Social Impact Self-Assessment

Companion Product for Measuring and Improving Social Impacts

 Marc Epstein, Kristi Yuthas, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
 Feb 2015

Based on the book "MEASURING AND IMPROVING SOCIAL IMPACTS", it offers a detailed, reliable, and proven approach to rigorously evaluating and increasing the social impact of philanthropic efforts. Product: Online streamed self-assessment application (not downloaded), limited one-year subscription (5 tests or 12 months, whichever comes ...

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Social Impact Investing

Building the Evidence Base

 OECD
 Jan 2015

This publication provides a framework for assessing the social impact investment market and focuses on the need to build the evidence base. It highlights the importance of further international collaborations in developing global standards on definitions, data collection, impact measurement and evaluation of policies. In ...

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Sustainable development goals: all you need to know

 Liz Ford (The Guardian)
 Jan 2015

Overview on the SDGs aims and history of origins. The article explains why the SDGs follow the Milliennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the evolution in the approach of this new set of goals. The articles last amendment took place in September 2015 when the goals ...

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Measuring the “impact” in impact investing

 Ivy So & Alina Staskevicius, Harvard Business School
 Jan 2015

This study aims to deepen the understanding of specific practices and methodologies that established impact investors are using to measure the social impact generated by their investments. It further provides an analysis of the conditions most relevant for each measurement method. The authors conducted over ...

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The Hows and Whys of Social Imapct Investing

Financial innovation driving social innovation

 Cyrille Langendorff, National Advisory Board on Impact Investing
 Jan 2015

It is the opinion of the National Advisory Board that, as the market and public policies currently stand in France, addressing social requirements which are being met only partially or not at all, involves promoting major social and financial innovations, including impact investing. the latter ...

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Impact Investment in Africa: Trends, Constraints and Opportunities

 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
 Jan 2015

In 2013, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), through its regional private sector unit African Facility for Inclusive Markets (AFIM), produced a flagship report on “Realizing Africa’s Wealth – Building Inclusive Businesses for Shared Prosperity”. This flagship report looked specifically at inclusive businesses in sub-Saharan ...

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Impact Investing Needs Millennials

 Vilas Dhar, Julia Fetherston (Harvard Business Review)
 Oct 2014

As impact investing tries to make the move from philanthropic thought experiment to powerful instrument for global change, a vital demographic and financial reality is emerging — it’s going to be millennial investors (particularly those inheriting or building significant private wealth) who make or break ...

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Impact Investment: The invisible Heart of Markets

Harnessing the power of entrepreneurship, innovation and capital for public good

 Social Impact Investment Taskforce
 Sep 2014

"I want to use our G8 presidency to push this agenda forward. We will work with other G8 nations to grow the social investment market and increase investment, allowing the best social innovations to spread and help tackle our shared social and economic challenges." David ...

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Measuring Impact

Subject paper of the Impact Measurement Working Group

 Social Impact Investment Taskforce
 Sep 2014

In recent years, impact investing has captured the attention of leaders in finance, philanthropy, business, and government seeking innovative ways to address some of society’s most pressing issues. It harnesses the efficiency and discipline of private capital markets to address the root causes of ...

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The European SRI Study 2014

 Eurosif
 Sep 2014

In 2014, the European Sustainable Investment Forum presented the findings of its 6th Sustainable and Responsible Investment Study, first published in 2003. The Study highlights the scale of Sustainable and Responsible Investment practices and trends in Europe and across 13 European countries. For the first ...

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Allocating for Impact

Subject Paper of the Asset Allocation Working Group

 Social Impact Investment Taskforce
 Sep 2014

Despite increases in aggregate global wealth, levels of inequality and environmental degradation in many countries continue to rise. To help tackle this, impact investment aligns the positive power of private capital with the social and environmental needs of society at large. This makes impact investment ...

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Investing for Impact

Case studies across asset classes

 Bridges Ventures, The Parthenon Group
 Jul 2014

Governments and charities do not have sufficient capital nor the complete skill set required to solve the world’s pressing challenges. At the same time, the recent economic crisis has shaken established orthodoxies about the risk and return profiles of traditional investments. The Impact Investment ...

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Inspiring Impact

The future of shared measurement

 NPC
 Jun 2014

This report builds on Inspiring Impact’s previous publication Blueprint for shared measurement which was launched in March 2013. It looks at developments over the past year, and considers where shared measurement might go next.

Based on our experiences of developing shared measurement tools, we ...

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World Investment Report 2014

Investing in the SDGs: An Action Plan

 UNCTAD
 Jun 2014

This edition of the World Investment Report provides valuable analysis that can inform global discussions on how to accelerate progress toward the Millennium Development Goals and shape a long-range vision for a more sustainable future beyond 2015.

The Report reveals an encouraging trend: after a ...

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NPC’S four pillar approach

 Anne Kazimirski, David Pritchard (NPC - New Philantropy Capital)
 Jun 2014

The charity think tank NPC, New Philanthropy Capital, believes in impact measurement as a way for charities and funders to increase their effectiveness. It helps organizations to measure what they do and deliver the best results for their beneficiaries. The four pillar approach which provides ...

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Proposed Approaches to Social Impact Measurement in European Commission legislation and in practice relating to: EuSEFs and the EaSI

GECES Sub-group on Impact Measurement

 N/A
 Jun 2014
This is the report of the sub-group established by GECES to develop a standard for social impact measurement. This standard will be used:
  • as part of the qualification for social enterprises, and for funds under the EuSEF legislation, and
  • as public reporting or information provision ...
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The Power of Impact Investing

Putting Markets to Work for Profit and Global Good.

 Judith Rodin, Margot Brandenburg
 May 2014

In The Power of Impact Investing, published in 2014, Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin and Margot Brandenburg, two of the foremost experts in the field, explain what impact investing is, how it compares to philanthropy and traditional investments, where opportunities are evolving around the world ...

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Mapping the Impact Investing Sector in Brazil

Summary of findings

 Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)
 May 2014

During the past 10 years of impact investing in Brazil, we have observed a significant development in the impact investing space. Five years ago, only a few players identified themselves as impact investors, very few organizations in the social sector were investor-ready, and there were ...

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Investing for Impact

The Journey to Employment (JET) framework. Outcomes and tools to measure what happens on young people’s journey to employment.

 John Copps, Dawn Plimmer, Ellen Harries, Angela Kail, Eibhlín Ní Ógáin, NPC
 Apr 2014

Tackling youth unemployment is a priority. Over 1 million young people are not in employment, full time education or training — almost 1 in 7of all young people in the UK. Transitions to adulthood have become increasingly difficult as a result of the economic outlook and ...

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Nine ways to make sure you make a difference with impact investing

 Carly Chynoweth (The Guardian)
 Mar 2014

9 recommendations for Investors who want to make a difference and how they must balance financial return with complex measures of social and environmental impact.

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Measuring and Improving Social Impacts

A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors

 Marc Epstein, Kristi Yuthas, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
 Feb 2014

Published in 2014 this book offers a detailed, reliable, and proven approach to rigorously evaluating and increasing the social impact of philanthropic efforts. The world is beset with enormous problems that desperately need solutions. And as a nonprofit, NGO, foundation, impact investor, or socially responsible ...

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How to Measure and Report Social Impact

A Guide for investees

 The Social Investment Business Group
 Jan 2014
Over recent years there has been a tremendous upsurge in demand for organisations — across both charitable and commercial sectors — to provide more information about their social and environmental impact. For social-purpose organisations, these developments have brought considerable opportunities as well as some new pressures. While ...
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Measuring Impact and Non-financial Returns in Impact Investing

A Critical Overview of Concepts and Practice

 Neil Reeder, Andrea Colantonio, London School of Economics and Political Science
 Oct 2013

Impact investing is a form of investment that has risen to prominence in recent years. Compared to other forms of socially responsible investment, the most prominent feature of impact investing is a focus on measuring the social and environmental return that it generates. In response ...

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From the Margins to the Mainstream. Assessment of the Impact Investment Sector and Opportunities to Engage Mainstream Investors.

 World Economic Forum
 Sep 2013

In 2013 the World Economic Forum published a report about the development of impact investing from the margins into the mainstream. Investors have great influence over the social, environmental and economic challenges of societies, yet operate within a market infrastructure and investment ecosystem where the ...

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Inspiring Impact

The Code of Good Impact Practice.

 Inspiring Impact. NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations)
 Jun 2013

Inspiring Impact is a programme that aims to change the way the UK voluntary sector thinks about impact. It aims to provide clarity about what good impact measurement practice looks like, to help charities and social enterprises measure better. The Code of Good Impact Practice ...

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Measuring and Managing total Impact

Strengthening Business Decisions for Business Leaders

 PWC Price Waterhouse Coopers
 Jan 2013
Total Impact Measurement and Management (TIMM) is a flexible framework that enables business to develop a better understanding of how to create sustainable value for their shareholders while generating value for the wider communities they affect.TIMM gives you a new perspective on your business ...
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The Impact Investor. People & Practices delivering exceptional financial & social returns. A Market Emerges: The Six Dynamics of Impact Investing.

 N/A
 Oct 2012

In 2012 the authors Clark, Emerson and Thornley have defined evolving tensions in the field of practice as Six Dynamics, each of which describes a unique set of relationships, challenges and questions. Impact investing is taking shape as a distinct activity, with its own unique ...

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The Impact Investor. People & Practices delivering exceptional financial & social returns. The Need for Evidence and Engagement.

 N/A
 Mar 2012

In 2012 the authors Clark, Emerson and Thornley published a report on Impact Investors: Impact investing is at an inflection point, building off the rich histories of community finance in the United States and other countries, microfinance, international development, and the integration of ESG factors ...

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Impact Investing

Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference

 Antony Bugg-Levine, Jed Emerson
 Oct 2011

Published in 2011, this was the first book to chart the catalytic path of this new industry, explaining how it is and can be a positive disruptive force. It shows how impact investing is a transformational vehicle for delivering "blended value" throughout the investment spectrum ...

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Millennials and Impact Investing Go Hand in Hand

 Trilinc Global
 Dec 2010

The certified B Corporation and private investment management company “TriLinc Global” published an article about the strong link between the Millennial generation and Impact Investing. Based on recent studies, like “From the Margins to the Mainstream” by the World Economic Forum or “The Millennial Impact ...

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Making the Case for Social Metrics and Impact Investing

 Margot Brandenburg
 Dec 2010

Margot Brandenburg, the associate director and designated “metrics person” at the Rockefeller Foundation, describes in her article the importance of social metrics for impact investing. Why measuring and reporting on social and environmental impact and common reporting and performance standards are important for the success ...

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Impact Investments. An emerging asset class.

 JP Morgan, Rockefeller Foundation, Global Impact Investing Network : Nick O'Donohoe, Christina Leijonhufvud, Yasemin Saltuk. Antony Bugg-Levine, Margot. Brandenburg
 Nov 2010

This report laid an important foundation for knowledge production about impact investing. Published by J.P. Morgan Global Research in 2010 as a result of collaboration between Social Finance at J.P. Morgan and The Rockefeller Foundation, in partnership with the Global Impact Investment Network ...

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