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Posted by: on February 8, 2017

Wicked problems, innovative solutions

The impact investing sector is thriving. The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)’s research shows that 158 leading impact investing organizations collectively managed USD 77.4 billion in impact investing assets and committed USD 15.2 billion to 7,551 deals in 2015, and these figures are expected to be even higher this year. As the sector grows, many […]

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Posted by: on May 12, 2016

Putting Impact in Impact Investing: Reflections on the Oxford Impact Investing p...

Ending homelessness in Vienna. Creating jobs for Syrian refugees. Combating climate change in India. Supporting new education models for poor children in Peru and Colombia. Advancing microcredits for small businesses in Africa. Developing resilient cities. Ending violence against women in Brazil… These are a small sample of the impacts that 56 students who attended the […]

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Posted by: on March 18, 2016

A Greater Human Touch is Needed

Since the start of the year, the world has seen India as the “rising giant” which will lead the way for developing nations and drive the world economy. Yet, despite progress, India continues to face challenges—poverty, toxic air pollution, lack to access to healthy food, water and education. Impact investing, which harnesses business methods to achieve social good, is seen […]

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Posted by: on February 17, 2016

Impact Investing from the Heartland: observations from the TBLI Conference

I grew up in Chicago (aka Windy City, City of Big Shoulders, and home to Barack Obama) and recently returned home to participate in the TBLI (Triple Bottom Line Investing) conference on impact investing hosted at the University of Chicago Booth School’s Gleacher Center on 23 January. Chicago was a good choice. Not only is […]

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