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Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money while Making a Difference


  • Antony Bugg-Levine

    (Antony Bugg-Levine is a Managing Director at the Rockefeller Foundation, where he leads the Foundation's Harnessing the Power of Impact Investing initiative. Mr. Bugg-Levine is also an associate adjunct professor at the Columbia Business School. He previously worked for TechnoServe in Nairobi, Kenya, and for McKinsey & Co.)

  • Jed Emerson

    (Jed Emerson is Executive Vice President of ImpactAssets, Senior Advisor to the Sterling Group (Hong Kong), and Senior Fellow with the University of Heidelberg's Center on Social Investing. His work has focused on redefining value, exploring innovative capital structures for impact ventures, and the link between performance metrics and strategy. Many of his other writings may be found at .)


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  • Antony Bugg-Levine & Jed Emerson, 2011. "Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money while Making a Difference," Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization, MIT Press, vol. 6(3), pages 9-18, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpr:inntgg:v:6:y:2011:i:3:p:9-18

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