Impact investments

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ESG gets into gear: who’s winning the race to the fore?

Fiona Reynolds, CEO of the UN’s Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI), has recently heard ‘very large fund managers’ call ESG the ‘fad of the moment’. Given the level of airtime currently being enjoyed by ESG backers you’d be forgiven for thinking it has become a success overnight, but in fact its rise to prominence has

How One Woman Is Raising Money For 385,000 Women Entrepreneurs

Want a great return on your investment? Invest in women! I’ve written about: Investing in high-growth, women-led companies. Investing in publicly traded companies that are women friendly. Providing loans to women-owned companies via CNote and Kiva. Add to that list Women’s Livelihood Bond (WLB), the world’s first social sustainability bond to be listed on a stock exchange. The bond will support both

Why Impact Investing Has Reached a Tipping Point

More major mainstream investment managers are flocking to impact investments. Already, funds invested in it are well into the tens of trillions and some foundations are committing to invest their endowments in it. Perhaps even more telling than these indicators suggesting that impact investing is heading toward the mainstream: More students are enrolled in the