The Power of Impact Investing: Putting Markets to Work for Profit and Global Good

The Power of Impact Investing: Putting Markets to Work for Profit and Global Good

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ISBN-13: 9781613630365
Publisher: Wharton Digital Press
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 174
Sales rank: 819,369
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Judith Rodin is president of the Rockefeller Foundation, one of the world’s leading philanthropic organizations. Since joining the Foundation in 2005, Dr. Rodin has recalibrated its focus to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Prior to the Rockefeller Foundation, she was the president of the University of Pennsylvania and provost of Yale University. Dr. Rodin is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and earned her PhD in Psychology from Columbia University.

Margot Brandenburg was formerly senior associate director at the Rockefeller Foundation, where she managed its impact investing initiative. She is currently a fellow at the Nathan Cummings Foundation, where she is working on the launch of several social enterprise start-ups. She also chairs the board of Brooklyn Cooperative Credit Union and is adjunct faculty at New York University’s Stern School of Business.

For more than 100 years, the Rockefeller Foundation’s mission has been to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Today, the Rockefeller Foundation pursues this mission through dual goals: advancing inclusive economies that expand opportunities for more broadly shared prosperity, and building resilience by helping people, communities, and institutions prepare for, withstand, and emerge stronger from acute shocks and chronic stresses. To achieve these goals, the Rockefeller Foundation works at the intersection of four focus areas (advance health, revalue ecosystems, secure livelihoods, and transform cities) to address the root causes of emerging challenges and create systemic change. Together with partners and grantees, the Rockefeller Foundation strives to catalyze and scale transformative innovations, create unlikely partnerships that span sectors, and take risks others cannot—or will not. To learn more, please visit

Table of Contents

Introduction v

Chapter 1 What Is Impact Investing? 1

Chapter 2 Who Are the Impact Investors? 17

Chapter 3 Impact Investment Opportunities 33

Chapter 4 Support Systems 53

Chapter 5 A Global Movement 73

Chapter 6 Getting Started 97

Epilogue 121

Acknowledgments 127

Resources 129

Further Reading 131

Notes 135

Index 143

About the Authors 151

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