Impact investing makes sense in theory, but there are good reasons, particularly for large foundations, to pause before putting a lot of resources into it.
We need to channel capital in all its forms in a direction where it can have a lasting impact and generate competitive financial returns. Data science can help light the way.
When should funders commit to making multi-million dollar grants, and when should they take a more gradual, steady approach?
Funders should be wary of the latest fad of making large grants for quick results and abandoning long-term commitments to the many organizations working on our most important problems.
Global Impact Investing Network’s latest annual survey shows growing diversity in the impact investing market.
What we can learn today from an early approach to improving social conditions through investment.
The Mission Possible series is a call to action for philanthropy to fully embrace impact investing as an essential tool to drive meaningful social and environmental change.
Recent headline-grabbing comments aside, the impact investing field needs integrated data on impact and financial returns if it is to scale with integrity.
Corporate profitability is too narrow a measure of a company’s financial impact.
Ford Foundation commits $1 billion to MRIs.