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Waste-To-Value Market Overview

By Nick Setaro | Environment, Library, Waste Management/ Recycling

Purchase the full report here.   Executive Summary “Investing in Waste-to-Value” examines new approaches to managing the increasing amount of waste produced globally. Over 2 billion tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) are produced annually, which is projected to increase to 3.75 billion tons by 2050. The amount of waste…

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Ed Tech Student Learning Outcomes: The Impact of Learning Tools on Disadvantaged Students

By Michele Demers and Nick Setaro | Data-Driven Impact, Economic Development, Education, General Impact Investing, Impact Investing, Library

The paper, “Ed Tech Student Learning Outcomes: The Impact of Learning Tools on Disadvantaged Students,” examines the potential of ed tech tools to enhance education in Title I schools. Education has a profound impact on the socioeconomic outcomes of students all over the United States. While the relationship between education…

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Quantitative Impact Measurement Leads to Strong Returns in Healthcare

By Michele Demers and Jaishree Singh | Data-Driven Impact, Economic Development, Education, General Impact Investing, Health, Impact Investing, Library

Boundless published a new report today that introduces a new quantitative framework for the healthcare sector and shows how investors can both rigorously measure impact outcomes and achieve strong investment returns. “Measuring Health Impact: Quantifying the True Value of Health Enterprises,” was co-written by Boundless and EntryPoint Capital, an investment…

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U.S. Wind Market Overview

By Nick Setaro | Environment, Library

Purchase the full report here.   Executive Summary The image of wind turbines spinning across an amber Midwestern landscape has come to represent sustainable development throughout the United States. This pleasant visual only begins to scratch the surface of the opportunity wind presents to investors. The scope and scale of…

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U.S. Solar Market Overview

By Ladeene Freimuth, Jay Shin and Abby Degenhart | Environment, Library

Purchase the full report here. The solar energy industry has innovated and scaled up rapidly in recent years, making it an attractive opportunity for impact investors. But in order to keep global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius this century, humanity needs greater capital flow to meet the gap…

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Sustainable Food Systems Market Overview

By Abby Degenhart | Agriculture, Environment, General Impact Investing, Library, US Sustainable Agriculture

Purchase the full report here To meet the needs of a growing global population, food production will need to increase by 70 percent by 2050. Yet current methods of food production, distribution and consumption are unsustainable. The food system accounts for almost one-third of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, 50 percent…

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Data-Driven Impact: A New Era of Impact Measurement

By David Shrier and Michele Demers | Data-Driven Impact, Economic Development, Education, General Impact Investing, Health, Impact Investing, Library

The investment industry needs a data-driven approach to impact measurement, that addresses the nearly $23 trillion of professionally managed assets in values-based investing, as individual and institutional investors seek to invest with both profit and purpose. We analyzed various methods of defining and measuring impact to see what is working…

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Labor Lens Investing: The Business Case for Fair Labor Investing

By Mark Pinsky, Faris Natour, Michele Demers | Economic Development, General Impact Investing, Impact Investing, Labor Lens Investing, Library, Uncategorized

Read the Report Here This paper describes a promising new effort to fight global labor exploitation using financing strategies to advance and expand the global trend toward fair labor practices. It focuses on private market investment innovations and opportunities, where investors interested in improving global labor conditions while achieving positive…

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Conservation Finance Market Overview

By Abby Degenhart and Micah Effron | Conservation Finance, Environment, General Impact Investing, Impact Investing, Library

We are consuming natural resources, which seemed nearly infinite mere decades ago, at a pace that Earth cannot sustain. The degradation of Earth’s ecosystems and the air, soil, water, and natural habitats we depend on, along with the looming threat of climate change, urgently needs to be addressed to protect…

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How Investors Can (and Can’t) Create Social Value

By Paul Brest, Ronald Gilson, & Mark Wolfson | Economic Development, Education, Environment, General Impact Investing, Impact Investing, Library, Uncategorized

The vast majority of investors throughout the world have a single goal: to earn the highest financial return. These socially-neutral investors only want to maximize their risk-adjusted returns and would not accept a lower financial return from a socially beneficial investment. An increasing number of socially-motivated investors have other goals…

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