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Michele Demers

Great Expectations: Mission Preservation and Financial Performance in Impact Investing

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Given the pressure to find liquidity, GPs may face tradeoffs between maximizing financial returns and ensuring the preservation of portfolio companies’ missions, and therefore, many wonder if GPs will sacrifice mission in exchange for financial returns. Impact investing provides investors opportunities to generate social and environmental value through their investable…

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Across the Returns Continuum

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For many years, the field of impact investing played host to great debates that involved seemingly irreconcilable positions: Was it possible to achieve both market-rate financial returns and meaningful social impact? Could philanthropic funding coexist effectively with commercial investment? Now, as the field reaches a new stage of maturity, leading…

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Update: Spring 2017

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2017 has proven a busy year for Boundless already, as we expand our research activities into new “impact” industries like energy storage, forestry conservation and elderly care, and offer a variety of new workshops, field trips, thematic dinners and other activities for our members. On March 30th, we hosted a...
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The Rise of Impact Investing

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The impact investing industry continues to witness impressive growth and is increasingly recognized by and involving institutional investors, corporations, wealth advisors and governments. Private investment is becoming increasingly critical to emerging industries that address major social and environmental challenges -- urgent problems like air pollution red alerts in China, skyrocketing...
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