Impact Investing and the New Era of Collaborative Capitalism: Impact Speaker Series at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Carla Javitz, Executive Director of REDF, hosted a presentation and discussion around performance in impact investing, with Cathy Clark, Ben Thornley, and Jed Emerson, co-authors of The Impact Investor. (November 20, 2014). Watch the full video here.
“[Bifurcation] between social and financial goals] is very interesting for arm-chair pundits and pontificators, but people who are actually executing in practice are functioning on a fully-integrated basis.” from Which Impact Investing Funds Do It All? in Financial Advisor. Lelia Boulton, November 18, 2014.
“The [Impact Investor] book serves as a hands-on resource that is both informative and practical by presenting investment strategies, providing case studies and teaching important lessons that will ultimately contribute towards the reader’s success in creating ‘mission-driven returns.’” from Aspen Institute Showcased New Book on Impact Investing in Renew Strategies. Emily Ziethen, October 23, 2014.
“In these times of global transformation, aligning business and investment with our goals for positive social change is not merely a matter of preference, it is an absolute necessity. The Impact Investor introduces us to the innovators on the front lines already making change happen in markets across the globe.” —Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation
“The Impact Investor is a significant contribution to the development of impact investing. It moves the debate from well-meaning rhetoric to the challenges faced by real managers making real investment decisions to solve real problems.” —Nick O’Donohoe, CEO, Big Society Capital, London
“The Impact Investor is a ‘must have’ for all interested in impact investing!” —Annie Chen, Principal, RS Group, Hong Kong
“This book comes at a critical juncture in the development of impact investing. A growing set of global investors are excited about impact investing yet remain uncertain about performance and how to achieve it. Fortunately we can now learn practical lessons from those in the trenches. If you are about to invest your first $20 Read more about Quote: Antony Bugg-Levine, Nonprofit Finance Fund[…]
“The Impact Investor is simply a must-read for those interested in the fast-growing field of impact investing and its emergence as a new and distinct approach to asset and wealth management. The book presents a definitive and indispensable guide for the seasoned entrepreneur, policy-maker, investment professional, and MBA student alike.” —Matt Bannick, Managing Partner, Omidyar Read more about Quote: Matt Bannick, Omidyar Network[…]
“Clark, Emerson, and Thornley are leaders in the Impact Investing space and with this book offer an opportunity to understand the field from every vantage point – offering real examples of funds that have more than proven the theory that you can do well by doing good. Over just a short period of time, impact Read more about Quote: Judith Rodin, Rockefeller Foundation[…]
SOCAP2014: Multilingual Leadership = Ignition. Cathy Clark, Ben Thornley, and Jed Emerson, co-authors of The Impact Investor: Lessons in Leadership and Strategy for Collaborative Capitalism, spoke during the plenary session at the 2014 SOCAP conference. Their talk focused on a key component of their new book: the importance of multilingual leaders – those who can Read more about Video: Multilingual Leadership = Ignition[…]