Invest in the causes and places you care about, starting at $20

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Invest in the causes and places you care about, starting at $20

Vested.org is the only online platform where you can invest in the causes and places that matter to you starting at $20. Vested.org’s investment initiatives are offered through Calvert Foundation’s Community Investment Note (Note), an investment security with a 20-year track record of solid performance.

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Australian solar company Pollinate Energy brings light to slums of India

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Australian solar company Pollinate Energy brings light to slums of India

There are 400 million people in India who do not have access to electricity. Many of them live in the thousands of slums found in the country’s cities. Pollinate Energy employs locals to go tent to tent to sell the solar lights. The lights are popular — the company has sold more than 7,000, and is expanding to two more Indian cities. And that is partly because they double as a phone charger.

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Understanding impact measurement in social investment

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Understanding impact measurement in social investment

Over the last decade there has been rapid development in social investment across the world. The term social investment, also referred to as impact investing, can be defined as financial
investment that generates social, or social as well as economic, returns. Social investment also has the power to create a fundamental culture shift towards more socially responsible financial investment and business practice.

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Impact Genome Project

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Impact Genome Project

The fundamental idea behind the impact genome is that we can fully express the set of characteristics that describe any given social impact program. The systematic process we undertake to evaluate a program against the impact genome considers information based on a program’s operation, its theory of change, its outcome potential, and other metrics and indicators. By mapping all of these factors and comparing success across programs, we can leverage predictive analytics to forecast a program’s efficacy in producing a desired outcome.

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