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Impacting investing: trends, issues and capabilities

Summer 2019

Impacting investing: trends, issues and capabilities


This issue of our Magazine explores Impact investing and socially responsible investment strategies that are pursuing societal impact. 

Magazine contents

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To understand what social investment is, it’s important to go back to its start. In the beginning there was Ronnie (Sir Ronald Cohen), who having masterminded the 2008 Dormant Bank...
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Potential impact investors are being inundated with articles telling them how to define impact in their investment portfolios and philanthropic programmes. This is confusing at best and off-putting at worst...
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There are three big ways in which private resources can be harnessed for meeting societal needs: through charitable giving and philanthropy, through corporate social responsibility programmes and through the latest...
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In 2013, there were between 80 and 100 venture philanthropy participants in Europe that provided approximately €278 million to increase social impact throughout the world.1 However, the European Venture Philanthropy...
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A growing number of philanthropists are exploring innovative ways to maximise the value of their donations by making social impact investments from a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) account. A subset...
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In 2018, Chance for Childhood, an international children’s charity, embarked on a journey to test alternative routes to financing bigger impact and better outcomes for some of the most vulnerable...
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With the largest ever number of forcibly displaced people worldwide, there is a massive and urgent need for private impact capital to help bridge the humanitarian funding gap and support...
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Rapid and accelerating change is everywhere – including the investment world. Over the last decade, there has been a steady growth in impact investing, yet it has remained a relatively...
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Impact is a word that has increasingly become part of our professional lexicon, but we still struggle to agree what it means. When developing our understanding of impact investing, we...

  • Family philanthropy
  • Government, legal and tax issues
  • Impact measurement
  • International giving
  • Next generation philanthropy
  • Philanthropy Advice
  • Philanthropy stats & trends
  • Promoting philanthropy
  • Social investment
  • Strategy advice
  • Understanding philanthropy
  • Venture philanthropy