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Impact Investing: A Primer for Family Offices

By World Economic Forum | Impact Investing, Library

This report, published in December 2014, is the latest in a series of reports the World Economic Forum has produced on impact investing. Its authors are Michael Drexler, Senior Director Head of Investors Industries, and Abigail Noble, Associate Director Head of Impact Investing Initiatives at the WEF.  Impact investing has become…

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Impact Investing 2.0: Insight from 12 Outstanding Funds

By Pacific Community Ventures, CASE, ImpactAssets | Impact Investing, Library

This report by Cathy Clark, Ben Thornley, and Jed Emerson profiles twelve funds in various sectors pursing very different investment strategies. Their success across such a broad set of parameters offers many lessons for the industry and beyond. For every pioneer blazing a path forward in impact investing, there are…

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Impact Investing Through A Donor-Advised Fund

By David A. Levitt, Adler & Colvin | Impact Investing, Library

The Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is a rapidly growing vehicle for charitable giving in the United States. What is a DAF and how can impact investors use it to invest in social challenges. This report by David Levitt, principal of Adler & Colvin law firm in San Francisco, discusses impact investing through…

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

By World Economic Forum | Impact Investing, Library

The World Economic Forum Report highlights the potential of impact investing to generate market returns while addressing key social and environmental challenges. The report provides a market assessment and recommendations for how mainstream investors can more actively engage in impact investing. The overall objective of the Mainstreaming Impact Investing initiative…

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Status of the Social Impact Investing Market: A Primer

By Maximillian Martin | Impact Investing, Library

This report, prepared for the UK Cabinet Office by Dr. Maximilian Martin, Founder and Global MD of Impact Economy, provides an overview of the nascent but fast growing market for social impact investing, through which private capital is invested to intentionally create positive environmental and social outcomes as well as financial…

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Priming the Pump: The Case for A Sector Based Approach to Impact Investing

By Paula Goldman and Matt Bannick, Omidyar Network | Impact Investing, Library

As the impact investing industry marks five years since the term ‘impact investing’ was coined, Omidyar Network has developed a series of six articles that highlight key issues and opportunities for the industry. Omidyar Network makes the case for a fundamental shift from a firm-based to a sector-based approach to…

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Unifying An Investment Portfolio Within A Donor-Advised Fund

By ImpactAssets, RSF Social Finance, Tides | Impact Investing, Library

This Issue Brief co-authored by staff at ImpactAssets, RSF Social Finance, and Tides introduces the concept and structure of DAFs and explores their potential as impact investing vehicles. Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) have grown in use over recent decades, serving as the core philanthropic vehicle for community and public foundations…

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