Impact investments focus on projects with social or environmental value.
There's a lot of evidence to suggest South Africa should grow its impact investment market.
Michael Bloomberg gave Johns Hopkins $1.8 billion in 2018.
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When the only fixes getting funded are designed to leave the status quo intact, the results of philanthropy inevitably fall short.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, front, after she signed a law that allows pay-for-success funding for projects aiming to reduce female incarceration rates.
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These partnerships between investors, governments and nonprofits are a new way to pay for programs and services that help people in need and address intractable problems like mass incarceration.
Impact investors are funding programs for homeless Australians and those in poverty.
Research shows that 'impact investing' not only delivers good financial returns, but it supports a great many social and environmental programs in Australia.
The Rhodes Must Fall movement accused the University of Cape Town of having blood on its hands for investing in the mining company Lonmin.
Universities have the power to transform society not just through how they operate their campuses, but also through how they invest their endowments and pensions funds.
Impact investing emerged in 2007 out of global discussions on how to mobilise more capital to tackle societal problems.
Impact investments are designed to achieve a measurable social or environmental – as well as financial – return.
Impact investing is a growing phenomenon but many mainstream investors are wary of it.
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The World Economic Forum reports there is widespread confusion regarding what impact investing promises and what it ultimately delivers. Some estimate it is a market worth between US$450 billion and US$650…