Impact Investment – Not Kidding around anymore

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Impact Investment - Not Kidding around anymore

Agency issue is a real problem. The outsourcing of responsibility by asset owners has become a hot topic. Surrounded by investment consultants allocating investments to boxes according to models, constrained by benchmarks and tracking errors. Deep consideration about ESG’s overall economic impact is still largely missing.

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UK Impact Investment Bank Launches Impact Measurement Tool

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UK Impact Investment Bank Launches Impact Measurement Tool

“We launched our impact assessment tool, which, for the first time, specifically addresses the needs of PE/VC firms to measure and report on the impact of their privately held portfolio companies. It does so in a way that is portal-based, efficient, robust, easy-to-use, inexpensive and requires no lengthy questionnaires to be filled out by fund managers or investees.”

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Three Lessons for Impact Investing Education Programs

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Three Lessons for Impact Investing Education Programs

The tricky part is that few tenured faculty have deep experience in this area of study, which requires blending conventional finance with social entrepreneurship tools and networks. With that in mind, what kind of programming, training, and support can we design—within the constructs of the traditional university model—to prepare students for careers in impact investing? What are the most important roles for universities in developing knowledge for this new strand of finance?

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