Collaborative Capitalism and the Rise of Impact Investing, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118862546
  • ISBN-13: 9781118862544
  • DDC: 332.6
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 54 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This short-format piece targeting impact investors and social entrepreneurs provides real-world examples of impact investing based on author-developed cases derived from their work and research. It discussed two overarching themes of impact investing with cases and supporting evidence. Coverage includes: MISSION FIRST AND LAST Summary of Theme ‒ Myth: Impact investing is either financial-first or impact-first, where financial returns or impact are prioritized across each stage of a fund's or organization's lifecycle. Reality: Impact investing involves weighing financial and impact objectives differently throughout fund lifecycles. A clear strategy and structure for achieving mission is at the core of enabling the process of investing and outperforming funds. This happens before any investment is made and again in the assessment of mission at the end of the investment. In between, most funds act very much like other investors, and financial concerns dominate. Fund examples: Microvests founded by two global nonprofits and resulting practices. MULTILINGUAL LEADERSHIP Summary of Theme ‒ Myth: A single-minded focus on the financial elements of impact investing guarantees success Reality: Even as those responsible for investing must be finance-aware, fund strategy and leadership is a cross-sector discipline and requires familiarity with policy, business and social sectors.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Investing in Business as a Force for Good.
3: Plain Good (Impact) Investing.
4: The Integrated Institutional Response Takes Shape.
5: From First Principles Comes Impact Investing.
About the Authors.