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Impact investing: harnessing capital markets to solve problems at scale

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  • Bugg-Levine, Antony
  • Goldstein, John

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There is not enough charitable and government capital to meet the social and environmental challenges we face. Where, then, will we find the money to complement charity and government to bring solutions to scale? The Rockefeller Foundation launched its Harnessing the Power of Impact Investing initiative in November 2008 because it believes that impact investing can be part of the answer. Imprint Capital was similarly founded in 2007 to help the growing ranks of institutions and high-net-worth individuals create and execute strategies to drive impact with their investments.

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  • Bugg-Levine, Antony & Goldstein, John, 2009. "Impact investing: harnessing capital markets to solve problems at scale," Community Development Investment Review, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, issue 2, pages 30-41.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedfcr:y:2009:p:30-41:n:v.5no.2
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    1. Clarkin John E. & L. Cangioni Carole, 2016. "Impact Investing: A Primer and Review of the Literature," Entrepreneurship Research Journal, De Gruyter, vol. 6(2), pages 135-173, April.
    2. Contreras-Pacheco, Orlando E. & Barbosa, Alejandra E., 2016. "Financiación al Desarrollo Sostenible a través de Inversiones de Impacto - Hacia la Construcción de un Framework Teórico
      [Financing Sustainable Development through Impact Investments - Towards a Th
      ," MPRA Paper 88139, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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