Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change

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Bold Type Books #ad - But the field is at a tipping point: will impact investment empower millions of people worldwide, or will it replicate the same mistakes that have plagued both aid and finance?Morgan Simon is an investment professional who works at the nexus of social finance and social justice. Impact investment--the support of social and environmental projects with a financial return--has become a hot topic on the global stage; poised to eclipse traditional aid by ten times in the next decade.

In real impact, simon shares her experience as both investor and activist to offer clear strategies for investors, community leaders, and entrepreneurs alike. In real impact, she teaches us how to get it right, leveraging the world's resources to truly transform the economy. A leading investment professional explains the world of impact investing--investing in businesses and projects with a social and financial return--and shows what it takes to make sustainable, transformative change.

Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change #ad - Over the past seventeen years, Simon has influenced over $150 billion from endowments, families, and foundations. Real impact is essential reading for anyone seeking real change in the world.

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The Power of Impact Investing: Putting Markets to Work for Profit and Global Good

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Wharton School Press #ad - Impact investing can be a powerful instrument of change. Judith rodin, the rockefeller foundation, president, education, and margot Brandenburg, in the introductionA new wave of investors is using impact investing to address some of the greatest challenges of our time—from climate change and water scarcity to lack of access to health care, and affordable housing—with the intention of also generating a financial return.

This couldn’t happen at a more critical time. Meanwhile, the cost of solving the world’s problems runs into the trillions. In the power of impact investing, how it compares to philanthropy and traditional investments, two of the foremost experts in the field, where opportunities are evolving around the world, Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin and Margot Brandenburg, explain what impact investing is, and how to get started.

The Power of Impact Investing: Putting Markets to Work for Profit and Global Good #ad - By sharing moving stories of impact investors and the exciting social enterprises benefiting from these investments, banks, foundations, Rodin and Brandenburg offer a compelling resource for anyone interested in better understanding the power of impact investing—including retail investors, high-net-worth individuals, and heads of family offices, and pension funds—while also offering experienced impact investors an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and benefit from the perspectives of other investors.

While philanthropy continues to be a transformative force for good, global philanthropic funds, even when combined with the development or aid budgets of many national governments, add up to mere billions of dollars.

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Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference

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Jossey-Bass #ad - Filled with illustrative examples of impact investing success stories reveals how the field can expand in order to address the most critical social and environmental issues of our day Explores the wide-ranging applications of impact investing as well as entrepreneurial opportunities The authors do not take a normative approach to argue how investors should behave like an investment guide might but show how entrepreneurial people and institutions are already offering an integrated alternative.

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. A ground-breaking book on the transformative power of impact investing 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.

Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference #ad - Jossey-Bass. Written by two leaders in the growing field of impact investing, the book defines this emerging industry for participants on all sides of the funding equation investors, funders and social entrepreneurs.

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Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good

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Wiley #ad - Whether you are a nonprofit, social enterprise, foundation, triple bottom line company, or simply donate your time and money, impact investor, government agency, philanthropist, Lean Impact is an essential guide to maximizing social impact and scale. Lean impact offers bold ideas to reach audacious goals through customer insight, rapid experimentation and iteration, and a relentless pursuit of impact.

Despite enormous investments of time and money, are we making a dent on the social and environmental challenges of our time? What if we could exponentially increase our impact? Around the world, a new generation is looking beyond greater profits, for meaningful purpose. And around the world. Ann mei chang brings a unique perspective from across sectors, from her years as a Silicon Valley executive to her most recent experience as Chief Innovation Officer at USAID.

Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good #ad - It requires more listening, more care, and more stakeholders. Inspired by the modern innovation practices popularized by bestseller The Lean Startup that have fueled technology breakthroughs touching every aspect of our lives, LEAN IMPACT turns our attention to a new goal--achieving radically greater social good.

Social change is far more complicated than building a new app. Jossey-Bass. To make a lasting difference, solutions must be embraced by beneficiaries, address root causes, and include an engine that can accelerate growth to reach the scale of the needs. She brings the book to life with inspiring stories from interviews spanning more than 200 organizations across the U.

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Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers #ad - They outline a systematic approach to deciding what resources you should invest, what problem you should address, and which activities and organizations you should support. Epstein and yuthas personally interviewed leaders at over sixty different organizations for this book and include examples from nearly a hundred more.

And as a nonprofit, or socially responsible company, impact investor, NGO, foundation, your organization is on a mission to solve them. The world is beset with enormous problems. Jossey-Bass. Once you’ve made those decisions, frameworks, you can use their tools, and metrics to define exactly what success looks like, even for goals like reducing global warming or poverty that are extremely difficult to measure.

Then they show you how to use that data to further develop and increase your social impact. This is unquestionably the most complete, and thoroughly researched guide to taking a rigorous, practical, data-driven approach to expanding the good you do in the world. But thanks to marc epstein and Kristi Yuthas, social impact can now be evaluated with the same kind of precision achieved for any other organizational function.

Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors #ad - Based on years of research and analysis of field studies from around the globe, Epstein and Yuthas offer a five-step process that will help you gain clarity about the impacts that matter most to you and will provide you with methods to measure and improve them. But what exactly should you do? and how will you know whether it’s working? Too many people assume that good intentions will result in meaningful actions and leave it at that.

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The Purpose of Capital: Elements of Impact, Financial Flows, and Natural Being

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Blended Value Group Press #ad - Having produced seven books on the “how” of social entrepreneurship and impact investing, grounding impact investing within a more complete consideration of why we should invest in system change which, Emerson now turns his attention to placing investing within an historic and philosophical context, in the end, offers the potential for also transforming ourselves as investors and individuals.

The purpose of capital takes the reader behind the “how” to explore the “Why” of investing. By not pursuing a deeper exploration of the purpose of capital, we leave extra-financial value on the table, missing out on the opportunity to more fully integrate purpose with profit. A truly unique exploration of how investors may act with deeper consideration of the meaning of money, investing and wealth management, Financial Flows and Personal Being, The Purpose of Capital: Elements of Impact, World and ultimate, connecting how we think about finance with how we think about our lives, explores the historic roots of our understanding of capital, personal purpose and impact.

Numerous books and articles tell investors how to invest better, for maximum financial returns. Other books have sought to tell investors how to invest for financial return with the generation of positive social and environmental impact. The roots of our current inability to invest for total returns is an historic struggle, one that connects us with centuries of reflection by a variety of cultures and traditions—the lessons from which may benefit investors today.

The Purpose of Capital: Elements of Impact, Financial Flows, and Natural Being #ad - By focusing primarily upon returns for investors we fall short of our potential to invest capital for the benefit of a broader set of stakeholders—including not only the environment and our communities, but our potential to use our capital to realize greater personal development for our selves. The purpose of capital explores how: • our focus on investing as finance alone has taken us down the wrong path—and how those investors seeking to “do well and do good” have fallen prey to the notion financial return is the main driver for creating impact in the world.

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The B Corp Handbook, Second Edition: How You Can Use Business as a Force for Good

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers #ad - The b corp handbook shows that an economic agenda that serves people's needs while respecting planetary boundaries is compatible with, and ultimately even necessary for, financial success. Paul polman, ben & jerry's, danone north america, ceo, unileverb corps are a global movement of more than 2, 700 companies in 60 countries--like Patagonia, Kickstarter, and Eileen Fisher--that are using the power of business as a force for good.

These changes are important because DEI can no longer be a side conversation--it must be a core value for any company that aspires to make money and make a difference. While this book is framed around the b corp movement, industry, any company, regardless of size, or location, can use the tools contained here to learn how to build a better business.

Tiffany jana spoke with the leaders of over 200 B Corps from around the world to get their insights on becoming a Certified B Corp, improving their social and environmental performance, and building a more inclusive economy. This book is the authoritative guide to the what, why, and how of B Corp certification.

The B Corp Handbook, Second Edition: How You Can Use Business as a Force for Good #ad - Coauthors Ryan Honeyman and Dr. As the authors vividly demonstrate, distinguish your company in a crowded market, using business as a force for good can help you attract and retain the best talent, and increase trust in your brand. B corps have been certified to have met rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

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and What to Do About It - The Innovation Blind Spot: Why We Back the Wrong Ideas

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Social Startup Success: How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up, and Make a Difference

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Da Capo Lifelong Books #ad - She surveyed more than 200 high-performing social entrepreneurs and interviewed dozens of founders. Social startup success shares her findings for the legions of entrepreneurs working for social good, revealing how the best organizations get over the revenue hump. How do social ventures scale to over $2 million, janus's clear benchmark for a social enterprise's sustainability? Janus, tapping into strong connections to the Silicon Valley world where many of these ventures are started or and/or funded, reveals insights from key figures such as DonorsChoose founder Charles Best, charity:water's Scott Harrison, Reshma Saujani of Girls Who Code and many others.

Social startup success will be social entrepreneurship's essential playbook; the first definitive guide to solving the problem of scale. Benbella. Jossey-Bass. Kathleen kelly janus, a lecturer at the stanford University Program on Social Entrepreneurship and the founder of the successful social enterprise Spark, set out to investigate what makes a startup succeed or fail.

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The Solution Revolution: How Business, Government, and Social Enterprises Are Teaming Up to Solve Society's Toughest Problems

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Harvard Business Review Press #ad - It’s clear that in today’s era of fiscal constraints and political gridlock, we can no longer turn to government alone to tackle these and other towering social problems. Recyclebank, relayrides, and LivingGoods are just a few of the innovative organizations you’ll read about in this book. Government cannot handle alone the huge challenges facing our global society—and it shouldn’t.

Benbella. Jossey-Bass. They create markets for social good and trade solutions instead of dollars to fill the gap between what government can provide and what citizens need. So what drives the solution economy? who are these new players and how are their roles changing? How can we grow the movement? And how can we participate?Deloitte’s William D.

Climate change. What’s required is a new, more collaborative and productive economic system. The solution revolution brings hope—revealing just such a burgeoning new economy where players from across the spectrum of business, philanthropy, government, and social enterprise converge to solve big problems and create public value.

The Solution Revolution: How Business, Government, and Social Enterprises Are Teaming Up to Solve Society's Toughest Problems #ad - By erasing public-private sector boundaries, the solution economy is unlocking trillions of dollars in social benefit and commercial value. Crumbling infrastructure. Providing low-cost health care, creating renewable energy, fighting poverty, and preventing obesity are just a few of the tough challenges that also represent tremendous opportunities for those at the vanguard of this movement.

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Investing with Impact: Why Finance is a Force for Good

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Routledge #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Jossey-Bass. In so doing, balkin expands the impact investment universe, enabling mainstream capital to flow where opportunities generate positive investment returns and have demonstrable social impact. Described by the huffington post as the "anti-wolf of Wall Street, " Balkin is challenging the status quo on Wall Street by leading the intellectual debate embracing the $1 trillion frontier impact investment market opportunity.

. Investing with impact: why finance is a force for good outlines the roadmap to reinvigorating a skeptical public and demoralized financial services industry by making the case that, finance is not the cause of the world's problems; in fact, contrary to popular misconception, it can provide the solution.

Investing with Impact: Why Finance is a Force for Good #ad - Benbella. The book demonstrates conclusively that, if we can change the culture in finance, we can change the world for the better. Author jeremy balkin presents the case that the finance industry can improve the state of the world by positively influencing the allocation of capital. Investing with impact explains the methodology of Balkin's 6 E Paradigm, opening the toolbox to this revolutionary framework for the first time.

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