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Impact Investor

Data-driven and practitioner-guided research on impact investing, produced in partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University and Insight at Pacific Community Ventures.

The Impact Investor

The Impact Investor: Lessons in Leadership and Strategy for Collaborative Capitalism by Cathy Clark, Jed Emerson & Ben Thornley

The Impact Investor is a hands-on resource that details the practices and performance of a new class of savvy investors delivering positive social and environmental outcomes alongside competitive financial returns.

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"Clark, Emerson, and Thornley are leaders in the impact investing space and with this book offer an opportunity to understand the field from every vantage point - offering real examples of funds that have more than proven the theory that you can do well by doing good. Over just a short period of time, impact investing has transformed from a new concept to a robust sector, with investment opportunities available to every type of investor." 

- Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation


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Impact Investor Project

The Impact Investor is a two-year research project to build data-driven and practitioner-guided knowledge for the rapidly growing field of impact investing. Using an iterative approach combining industry engagement, practitioner interviews and real data from funds investing directly in operating businesses and projects, the research explores timely and important questions about best practices in impact investing.

The Impact Investor is a partnership between ImpactAssets, the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University and Insight at Pacific Community Ventures. It is supported by the Omidyar Network, the Annie E.Casey Foundation, the RS Group (Hong Kong), the F.B. Heron Foundation and Deutsche Bank.


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Impact Investing

Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference by Antony Bugg-Levine & Jed Emerson

This is the first book to chart the catalytic path of this new industry, explaining how it is and can be a positive disruptive force. It shows 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 siloed in enclaves, revealing how they are linked within what is becoming a new field of investing.


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Impact investments are investments made into organizations and funds that generate measurable social and environmental impact as well as financial returns.