The Perspective of Mainstream Finance

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 Impact: Be Early Be Patient”
To capture the potential of impact investing, one must focus on the long-term.

The New York Times: “Getting Back More Than a Warm Feeling”
A new financial tool, the social impact bond, is drawing attention from investors around the world.

The Wall Street Journal: “Family Foundation Embraces Impact Investing”
One family foundation discovers the business case for impact investing.

Financial Times (log-in required): “Making a profit from making a difference”

Stay tuned for our next post that will include remarks on impact investment from Matthew Bishop, US business editor and New York bureau chief of The Economist and co-author of “In Gold We Trust? The Future of Money in an Age of Uncertainty” and “The Road from Ruin”.

William Burckart is the Managing Director of Impact Economy (North America). Reach him by email at or on twitter at @impact_economy  

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