Impact Investing Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference

ISBN-10: 0470907215

ISBN-13: 9780470907214

Edition: 2011

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Description: Two leaders in the growing field of impact investing define this emerging industry for participants on all sides of the funding equation (investors, funders and social entrepreneurs), showcasing compelling examples of success as well as the potential to expand the field to address the most critical social and environmental issues of our day on a scale never seen before. This will be the first book to chart the catalytic path of this new industry, explaining how it is already and can be a positive disruptive force. It will show how impact investing is a transformational vehicle for delivering "blended value" throughout the investment spectrum giving a single name to a set of activities previously silo'ed in enclaves revealing how they are linked within what is becoming a new field of investing. The authors will show how various pioneers are already undertaking impact investments for multiple returns, reveal the power of this new industry and its wide-ranging applications as well as entrepreneurial opportunities it offers. The breakthrough of this book is that it does not take a normative approach to argue how investors should behave like an investment guide might. Instead, it sheds light on how entrepreneurial people and institutions are already offering an integrated alternative. Building on compelling examples, the book will also offer a clear guide to how readers can support the industry's growth and development.

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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/21/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Richard Lyman Bushman is Gouverneur Morris Professor of History emeritus at Columbia University.Reid L. Neilson is assistant professor of church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University.Jed Woodworth is a Ph.D. candidate in American history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

J. GREGORY DEES is the Miriam and Peter Haas Centennial Professor in Public Service at Stanford University and codirector of the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. He also serves as an entrepreneur-in-residence at the Kauffman Foundation's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. JED EMERSON is president of the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund and the Bloomberg Senior Research Fellow at Harvard Business School. PETER ECONOMY is the bestselling business author of Managing for Dummies, Consulting for Dummies, and At the Helm: Business Lessons for Navigating Rough Waters.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Terrain Of Impact Investing
A Mighty Wave
Impact Investing in International Development
Microfinance: Still the Best Brand in Development?
Impact Investing in Social Enterprises: Flourishing in the "Confusing Mess"
Where Is Impact Investing Headed?
The Implications Of Impact Investing
How Will We Regulate Impact Investing?
How Will We Cultivate Transformational Leadership?
How Will We Measure Blended Value?
How Will We Unlock Philanthropic Capital? Total Foundation Asset Management
How Will We Move the Money?
How Will We See the Forest and the Trees? Creating the New Ecosystem of Impact Investing for Blended Value
Notes
Further Reading
The Authors
Disclosure
Index
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