Impact Investing Blog

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January 21, 2014
By Dr. Maximilian Martin & William Burckart Originally written for and published on CSRwire's Commentary Channel Talkback. CSRwire is a digital media platform for the latest CSR, impact investing and sustainability news, views and reports. Part two of a new series on growing the impact investment market introduces the need for greater transparency and forms of social impact measurement that...

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December 9, 2013
By William Burckart & Dr. Maximilian Martin Originally written for and published on CSRwire's Commentary Channel Talkback. CSRwire is a digital media platform for the latest CSR, impact investing and sustainability news, views and reports. Part One of a new series on growing the impact investment market introduces the concept and the key dimensions influencing progress. “We’ve got a great...

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This is the fifth in a series of posts on impact investing for MMI’s membership In all the flurry of coverage from the G8 last month, you may have overlooked a small conference held the week before. As a part of its G8 presidency this year, the UK Government hosted the first G8 Social Impact Investment Forum to discuss the potential of social investment and bring together major players in the...

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October 17, 2013
This is the fourth in a series of posts on impact investing for MMI’s membership “The business case for integrating non-traditional financial issues into corporate strategy…is very strong now.” --Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Impact investing and sustainable capitalism is not just in the US—it’s a global phenomenon. Matthew Bishop, the US Business Editor of the...

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This is the third in a series of posts on impact investing for MMI’s membership Impact investing is not just an academic concept—mainstream financial outlets understand its potential for the global market. Have a look at what they have to say: The Economist: “Spreading Gospels of Wealth”Some of the world’s richest individuals discuss the promise of impact investing. Forbes: “Investing For Global...

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This is the second in a series of posts on impact investing for MMI’s membership “Capitalism and private initiative are really key to drive progress, innovation, new products and services. But we need to update capitalism.” --Dr. Maximilian Martin, Founder, Impact Economy At Impact Economy, we spend a lot of time thinking about the future of capitalism. We know that the financial opportunities...

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July 17, 2013
This is the first in a series of posts on impact investing for MMI’s membership. Some of you may know about impact investing. Some of you have never heard of it. Some of you may think it’s about protecting the Earth from a meteor collision. Whatever you know about impact investing, one thing is for sure: You need to pay attention. Impact investing is not, in fact, the growing meteor-preparedness...

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