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Who's leading the impact investing movement?

Posted by Guest Editor on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, In : News 
GIIRS (Global Impact Investing Ratings System), a project of B Lab, announced the names of the 12 North American GIIRS Pioneer Funds. These firms are the leading private equity and venture capital funds with a focus on impact investing. The 12 North American GIIRS Pioneer Funds join the 13 other Pioneer Funds that invest in the emerging markets that GIIRS previously announced at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in April.

The Emerging Market GIIRS Pioneer Funds include the Acumen ...
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Will Social Impact Bonds Work in the U.S.?

Posted by Guest Editor, SOCAP news on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, In : News 
As state and local governments consider a new financing mechanism to scale proven preventive solutions to social problems, research shows the potential and challenges.

There is considerable buzz in the United States about whether a new “pay for success” model of financing social solutions currently being piloted across the Atlantic could work on American soil. It’s called a social impact bond (SIB), and the first—in fact, the only so far—was launched in September 2010 by an organiz...
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