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Social entrepreneurs like Kirsten Ussery and Craig Grissom (top photos), funders like ImpactAssets (bottom photos), and events like SOCAP (middle) are all part of the growing impact investing movement.Photo credits, clockwise from top left: David Lewinski; Sumit Kohli, Sreel Photography; David Lewinski; ImpactAssets; Cindy Nawalis/SunFunder

From Colonial Quakers to Silicon Valley billionaires, impact investing has put dollars to use to bring about change via funding social enterprise. Today, investors are doing so in smarter ways than ever. Read More


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Kesha Cash’s Impact America Fund is connecting impact investors with overlooked social entrepreneurs to build a more diverse marketplace. Her fund’s focus is on tech solutions specific to low-income communities, with a list of portfolio companies that includes Mayvenn, ConnXus and Schoolzilla. Read More


Shazi Visram guides Happy Family Brands from its corporate offices in Lower Manhattan. Visram sold the company to Danone for a reported $250 million in 2013, and now Visram is “paying it forward” by investing in other impact entrepreneurs.
 Photo by John Montre

Happy Family Brands CEO Shazi Visram is putting her experience as an impact entrepreneur, who successfully sold her company to Danone for a reported $250 million, to work as an impact investor looking to make the world a better place. Read More


SunFunder Gigawatt Project

You don't have to have tons of money to get involved with impact investing. The average individual can also take advantage of some entry platforms. Read More


Ben Cohen at Democracy Awakening Rally

As multinational giants such as Unilever are acquiring more mission-driven companies, Ben & Jerry’s showcases how brand activism and values can drive supply chain strategy, and sales. With the recent Seventh Generation sale to the same multinational parent, the use of the benefit corporation structure and the B Impact Assessment to ensure mission preservation is getting tested on new levels. Read More


Mike Hannigan and Sean Marx

Mike Hannigan and Sean Marx co-founded their office supply company to make business donations to charity a part of the business’s core. Since 2005, charitable donations have amounted to 73 percent of the company’s profits. Read More


Articles

Kat Taylor and Tom Steyer

Kat Taylor and Tom Steyer engage with dozens of enterprises, including as co-founders of Beneficial State Bank, NextGen Climate and the TomKat Ranch, to spread prosperity, improve the environment and restore good government. Read More


Artisans work at a silk co-op in Bihar, India, creating yarn made from waste silk material for New York-based Darn Good Yarn.  
 Photo by Taylor Johnston/Taz Digital

Darn Good Yarn's yarn made from saris incorporates a repurposing of waste materials that is good for environmental initiatives and families in Nepal and India. Read More


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Fifty funds have been designated as "Best for the World" because of their commitment to a rigorous, third-party assessment of their portfolios' impact on people and the planet. Read More


SOCAP 2016 Fort Mason Center

As “impact investing” becomes a buzzword and big-name investment firms step in to support social entrepreneurs, the annual SOCAP conference serves as a microcosm of the tensions and challenges surrounding social capital — and the debate about who deserves a seat at the table. Read More


Ben Cohen at Democracy Awakening Rally

As multinational giants such as Unilever are acquiring more mission-driven companies, Ben & Jerry’s showcases how brand activism and values can drive supply chain strategy, and sales. With the recent Seventh Generation sale to the same multinational parent, the use of the benefit corporation structure and the B Impact Assessment to ensure mission preservation is getting tested on new levels. Read More


sustain condoms

Meika and Jeffrey Hollender of Sustain Natural discuss how their sustainable-condom brand speaks to women and why they aren’t scared to spark criticism. Read More


Sponsored Articles

Kumar and Lalit

Since 2004, Rhino has grown its workforce from 75 to 135 workers, doubled the clients it serves and tripled the number of products it manufactures, resulting in an 80 percent sales increase. During those same 12 years, 20 to 35 percent of its workers have come from abroad. Read More


Jesse Fink

Jesse Fink is one of those rare individuals with an ability to transform every issue he touches. An entrepreneur, farmer, impact investor, and philanthropist, Jesse is also co-founder of MissionPoint Partners and Trustee of the Fink Family Foundation, the seed funder of ReFED, a nonpro t initiative to address food waste. Read More


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