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Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference [NOOK Book]

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This groundbreaking book charts the path of a new industry, explaining how impact investing is and can be a positive disruptive force. Impact Investing affirms that it is possible and desirable to address social and environmental problems with investments that generate financial profits.

Antony Bugg-Levine and Jed Emerson reveal how impact investing is a transformational vehicle for delivering blended value through investment. The authors—two leaders in the burgeoning field of ...

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Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference

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Overview

This groundbreaking book charts the path of a new industry, explaining how impact investing is and can be a positive disruptive force. Impact Investing affirms that it is possible and desirable to address social and environmental problems with investments that generate financial profits.

Antony Bugg-Levine and Jed Emerson reveal how impact investing is a transformational vehicle for delivering blended value through investment. The authors—two leaders in the burgeoning field of impact investing—give a name to a set of activities previously siloed in enclaves and reveal how these activities are linked within what is becoming a new and dynamic field.

The authors don't take a normative approach to argue how investors should behave but instead show how entrepreneurial people and institutions are already offering an integrated alternative. Impact Investing defines this emerging industry for all the institutions and people it is affecting (investors, funders, social entrepreneurs, educators, policy makers, and marginalized communities) and showcases illustrative examples of challenges and successes. The book also explores the potential that impact investing holds to tackle the most critical social and environmental issues of our day on a scale never seen before.

Ultimately, Impact Investing offers a fundamentally optimistic vision. This unifying vision illuminates what can be achieved when we capture total blended value, when all our assets work in unison with our values and beliefs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118100684
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/2/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,416,874
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Antony Bugg-Levine (New York, NY)  has been named the CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund, a position he will take up in October 2011. Most recently a Managing Director at the Rockefeller Foundation, he designed and led the Rockefeller Foundation's Impact Investing initiative. He convened the 2007 meeting that coined the phrase "impact investing" and is the Board chair of the Global Impact Investing Network. A former consultant with McKinsey & Co., he also teaches at Columbia Business School. A native of South Africa, he served in the late 1990s as the acting communications director at the South African Human Rights Commission.

Jed Emerson, originator of the term blended value, is executive vice president of ImpactAssets, a senior fellow with Heidelberg University's Center on Social Investing, and a senior advisor to the Sterling Group (Hong Kong). He was founding director of REDF, a founding board member of Pacific Community Ventures, and founding director of Larkin Street Services.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xxi

Part One

THE TERRAIN OF IMPACT INVESTING 1

1 A MightyWave 3

2 Impact Investing in International Development 19

3 Microfinance: Still the Best Brand in Development? 39

4 Impact Investing in Social Enterprises: Flourishing in the ‘‘Confusing Mess’’ 61

5 Where Is Impact Investing Headed? 85

Part Two

THE IMPLICATIONS OF IMPACT INVESTING 109

6 How Will We Regulate Impact Investing? 111

7 How Will We Cultivate Transformational Leadership? 141

8 How Will We Measure Blended Value? 163

9 How Will We Unlock Philanthropic Capital?

Total Foundation Asset Management 187

10 How Will We Move the Money? 217

11 How Will We See the Forest and the Trees? Creating the New Ecosystem of Impact Investing for Blended Value 251

Notes 263

Further Reading 269

The Authors 283

Disclosure 285

Index 287

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