Revving up supply and demand as ‘impact investing’ turns 10 years old. A decade ago, no one had heard of AirBnB, Uber, Spotify, Instagram or Snap. Or “impact investing.” The term was coined, or at least adopted, at a 2007 gathering hosted by the Rockefeller Foundation at their Bellagio retreat center on Lake Como.Read More
“Innovate or die” has been the catchphrase of the 21st century and its applicability extends far beyond the corporate and commercial realm. Not-for-profits also reap the very real benefits of innovation.Read More
Since the socially aware era of the 1960s the concept of impact investing has been steadily gaining momentum.
Now, a growing body of evidence indicates impact investing has moved well beyond casual philanthropy, hitting the mainstream and offering a very real financial return.Read More
In 2015 the United Nations issued a landmark agenda designed to propel the globe into a more prosperous, sustainable and environmentally friendly future by the year 2030.
Entitled the “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDG), it featured 17 specific goals and 169 targets affecting all counties of the world in a bid to reduce poverty, and increase wellbeing without destroying the earth.Read More
Startups and entrepreneurs are a large contributor to new jobs and innovation in Australia. Startups created 1.44 million jobs in our economy between 2006 and 2011 and it’s only continuing to grow.
If you’re an entrepreneur, or an innovative organisation that is just starting out, there’s a high chance you’ll need capital to get the ball rolling.Read More
This article really grabbed our attention, taking a different look at the Impact Investment Spectrum. Here we share an excerpt and link to the full story, which is quite an interesting read.
On July 14th, 2017 a classroom full of private investors were about to learn for the very first time about impact investing in Mexico City. At the very beginning of the class they were asked what were their initial impressions of Impact Investments if any.Read More
Investors hear business pitches all the time. Some that capture their imagination and are highly memorable, and some that are forgotten within the hour. Some businesses you know investors will be clambering to get a piece of, and others they will keep at a distance.Read More
Millennials aren’t just eating avocado toast and snapchatting, they’re also driving the growth of a $US9 trillion market on Wall Street: sustainable investing.Read More
In July 2017 our founder, Geoff Gourley, was extremely humbled to be selected in the Top 100 Social Entrepreneurs and Innovators around the world. A list prepared and selected by European-Based Social Enablers called the SE100.Read More
Ethical fund assets grew 62 per cent in 2015 to $52 billion, shows the latest Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) Benchmark Report. The sector has doubled in two years as responsible investing redefines the investment landscape.Read More
The creation of “impact classes” as a classification system has the potential to address a number of stubborn barriers in impact investing.
As compelling as the concept of impact investing has become, many investors still remain stymied in their efforts to put capital to work addressing social and environmental challenges.Read More
You’ve just heard about your friend’s new business venture. He’ll be selling simple canvas shoes for a reasonable price and using a portion of the profits to provide shoes to children who cannot afford them.Read More
The constrained Australian venture capital industry is about to receive a $100 million infusion earmarked forcompanies that promise to do good for society or the environment.
The Impact Investment Fund is the brainchild of Melbourne-based social investor Geoff Gourley.Read More