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Q&A: Investing for social good needs broader base - Reuters AlertNet

Q&A: Investing for social good needs broader base - Reuters AlertNet | Nonprofit Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Q&A: Investing for social good needs broader base Reuters AlertNet Impact investors plan to commit $9 billion in 2013, up from $8 billion the previous year, with a predicted market opportunity of between $200 billion and $650 billion in the next...
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Accelerating Impact Enterprises - AllAfrica.com

Accelerating Impact Enterprises - AllAfrica.com | Nonprofit Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Accelerating Impact Enterprises AllAfrica.com Over the past five years, the Rockefeller Foundation has helped to build an impact investing industry where investors can deploy capital in pursuit of deliberate social and environmental goals as well...
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From the Margins to the Mainstream: Assessment of the Impact Investment Sector and Opportunities to Engage Mainstream Investors

From the Margins to the Mainstream: Assessment of the Impact Investment Sector and Opportunities to Engage Mainstream Investors | Nonprofit Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Investors have great influence over the social, environmental and economic challenges of societies, yet operate within a market infrastructure and investment ecosystem where the incentives do not generally balance social, environmental and economic...
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An interesting look at some of the challenges that face the industry in its attempt to engage mainstream investors. 

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Lessons Impact Investing Can Learn From Microfinance

Lessons Impact Investing Can Learn From Microfinance | Nonprofit Impact Investing | Scoop.it

While the underlying approaches are older, the term impact investing has recently created new buzz and attracted a growing followership. I'm very excited about this. It seems to indicate that more people have come to a conclusion that I share after 20+ years of privileged insights into motives and decision making across public, private, and social sector entities: Combining a higher-order purpose with the discipline of private sector financial sustainability has the best shot at solving many of today's pressing societal challenges.

As I'm following the reporting and publications on this space, there are two related issues that I'm struggling with and that I fear, if not thoughtfully addressed, might ultimately harm the positive brand emerging for impact investing. The field can benefit from some of the hard-learned lessons from the three decade-old experience of investments in microfinance institutions, which in 2012 constituted still by far the largest share of impact investing -- estimated to be one third of total new commitments and two thirds of outstanding total in developing countries.


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When Measuring Social Impact , We Need To Move Beyond Counting - Forbes

When Measuring Social Impact , We Need To Move Beyond Counting - Forbes | Nonprofit Impact Investing | Scoop.it
When Measuring Social Impact , We Need To Move Beyond Counting
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“Count something and make it count” is a catchphrase in the impact investing and social enterprise community.

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The Question of Mainstreaming Impact Investing

The Question of Mainstreaming Impact Investing | Nonprofit Impact Investing | Scoop.it
The process of mainstreaming impact investing is, quite literally, about asking the right questions, and having the right answers ready to provide.
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Impact First? Return First? Hint: It’s Neither | Global Partnerships

Impact First? Return First? Hint: It’s Neither | Global Partnerships | Nonprofit Impact Investing | Scoop.it
Impact First? Return First? Hint: It’s Neither | Global Partnerships (Impact #investing: impact first or return first? Let’s put the client first.
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Latest blog post from Global Partnerships. In impact investing, put the clients first.#impinv @GPsocialimpact

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