Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Convertible Note Seed Financings (But Were Afraid To Ask) This post is the first part of a three-part primer on convertible note seed financings. It will address basic questions, such as (i) what is a convertible note? (ii) why are convertible notes issued instead … Read More
From the Margins to the Mainstream Assessment of the Impact Investment Sector and Opportunities to Engage Mainstream Investors 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 … Read More
The Power of Capital to Drive Social Change Margaret Anadu and her colleagues in our Urban Investment Group talk about the different ways social impact investing helps individuals and communities by providing capital to deliver crucial social services.
Data Driven: A Performance Analysis for the Impact Investing Industry This is the first Impact Reporting and Investment Standards performance data report. The report presents early findings from 2,394 organizations – including 1,931 microfinance institutions and 463 mission-driven organizations – that work with leading impact investment intermediaries. In addition to … Read More
Evolution of an Impact Portfolio: From Implementation to Results This report from Sonen Capital demonstrates to investors that impact investments can compete with, and at times outperform, traditional asset allocation strategies while pursuing meaningful and measurable social and environmental impact results.
Insights from Small and Mid-Sized Business Owners 2012 Economic Forecast: Insights from Small and Mid-Sized Business Owners January 18th, 2012 John K. Paglia, Ph.D., CFA, CPA Associate Professor of Finance
There is not enough charitable and government capital to meet the social and environmental challenges we face. Where, then, will we find the money to complement charity and government to bring solutions to scale? The Rockefeller Foundation launched its Harnessing the Power of Impact Investing initiative in November 2008 because … Read More
The basis for this manual was laid at a social entrepreneurs gathering during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of New Champions in Tianjin (China) in September 2010. Thirty social entrepreneurs in the Schwab Foundation community came together from all continents to share their current challenges and deliberate how these … Read More
The Fund RSF Social Investment Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) is a tax-exempt non-profit social finance organization whose principal business is making loans to support mission-aligned enterprises, with a focus on the following sectors: Food & Agriculture; Education & the Arts; and Ecological Stewardship. The Offering The Notes offered through this … Read More
An in-depth analysis of investor perspectives and over 2,200 transactions Impact investment survey, one year on Impact investments are investments intended to create positive impact alongsidefinancial return. Over the past few years, traditional investors have been increasinglyinterested by the nascent impact investment market and in 2010, the Global ImpactInvesting Network (“GIIN”), … Read More