I spoke last Thursday at the Congressional Progressive Caucus Policy Summit in Baltimore on how our work at Capital Institute might have relevance to the 2012 Congress’s financial reform agenda. These are the hopes I shared for how policy could shape the Future of Finance:
A space in the capital markets where the world of investing for profit and the world of investing for desired social and environmental outcomes meet and merge is attracting a growing and diverse group of investors. They are funding sustainable specialty coffee farms in Tanzania, affordable housing projects in New York City, and post-consumer recycled paper manufacturers in San Francisco.
"Investing for Impact: Case Studies Across Asset Classes" report sheds a light on impact investing asset allocation
Among the formidable challenges facing the further development of the impact investing market is the lack of an accepted framework for assessing deal structures that can be utilized as an asset allocation tool by the full spectrum of impact investors. “Investing for Impact: Case Studies Across Asset Classes,” begins to fill this breach. A joint project of London-based social investment firm Bridges Ventures, strategic advisors The Parthenon Group (with offices in Boston, London, Mumbai and San Francisco), and the New York-based Global Impact Investing Network, “Investing for Impact” follows on the earlier comprehensive studies of the sector published in 2009 by the Monitor Institute (“Investing for Social and Environmental Impact”) and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (“Solutions for Impact Investors”).