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Gender and Ethnic Diversity Make Impact Investing Profitable

IMPACT INVESTING IS HOT and only getting hotter. From reducing the carbon footprint of your portfolio to fostering women's empowerment through gender diversity ETFs, investors are using their investment dollars to impact social and environmental change. While the moral argument for impact investing is obvious, it turns out investing in companies with diverse boards of governance and leadership

What More Should Supermarkets do to Respect Workers’ Rights in their Supply Chain?

Oxfam’s Ripe for Change report highlights hunger and suffering amongst the people who grow and process our food. Across a basket of 12 common food products, we present evidence of in-work poverty and a deep disempowerment, especially among women workers. As well as this, we show the decline in the share of the consumer price going to

Three Strategies For Melding Performance And Purpose In The New Social Enterprise

It used to be that businesses were judged almost exclusively on financial performance: Were they profitable? Did they generate returns for investors? Now, we’re seeing a whole new set of expectations for business, including the demand to play a deeper role in society. We call this “the rise of the social enterprise.” Now, organizations must

The Other Capital in Impact Investing: Why Human Capital May Matter More than Money

Impact investing, in the words of Mugatu, is “so hot right now.” More than $15 billion a year is flowing into impact investment, fueled by a growing appreciation for the ways business and market-based mechanisms can drive positive change in the world. This is great news! I’ve been working in the social enterprise world for more than