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Rodney Schwartz: An exit strategy should be in place much earlier

The financial destination of enterprises that gain a foothold thanks to social finance is often overlooked, writes our columnist

Everything For Everyone: Impact Investing Is The Present

Investment can usually sound like a dry topic, at least to laypeople like this writer, who has no formal background in economics. The operative word here is "formal" -- as someone who had graduated college right into the Great Recession, economics has not been hard to come by. Neither is the world …

Why 'Impact Investing' Will Pay Off in 401k Performance - The 401(k) Specialist

Walk through the doors of Green Alpha Advisors in Boulder, Colorado and you get what you’d expect; an open space floor plan with an older model bike …

How one impact investing firm is mapping the SDGs

The call is out for the private sector to help finance the Sustainable Development Goals, but there have been many questions about how that may …

TriLinc Global Impact Fund Makes Impact Investments in Sub-Saharan Africa

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TriLinc Global Impact Fund (“TriLinc” or the “Company”) announced today that it has recently approved $16.75 million in …

We Need More Startups Than Silicon Valley Produces

<i>This essay originally appeared in Data Sheet,</i> Fortune’s <i>daily tech newsletter.</i><p>Would it surprise you to know growth in startup companies in the U.S. …

How to ensure your startup has a Social Impact, and why it matters

15th <b>March 2016</b><p>by <b>Tamsin chislett</b><p>One of our mantras at ClearlySo is that <i>every</i> business has a social impact, it’s just that some businesses’ impacts are …

How to Prepare for Your First Round of Startup Funding

The majority of startups need some financing to get them off the ground. They need an injection of capital to get them over those first major …

Millennials Work To Mainstream Impact Investing

<i>Editor’s note: This article is part of a continuing series in which Paul Ellis, a well-known advisor and consultant on sustainable investing</i> …

Doubling global renewables by 2030 could save $4.2tn – research

Doubling the share of renewables in the global energy mix to 36% by 2030 could save the world economy up to $4.2tn a year, research by the …

Index provider MSCI reports record growth in ESG

<b>MSCI</b>, a leading provider of indices to the exchange-traded funds industry, has reported record revenue growth in its environmental, social and …

Time for advisers to brush up on ESG investing

As reported in last week's issue of <i>InvestmentNews</i>, investments based on environmental, social and corporate governance criteria are growing in …

Entrepreneurs: 5 Habits (To Attempt) To Maintain Work-Life Balance

One of the main challenges that you hear entrepreneurs and their families talk about frequently is how to maintain work-life and family balance … or, at least, how to attempt to achieve it. While harmony between family business and other activities may be an elusive goal, and one that many question …

Should You Practice Quick Product Launches?

Did you know that a guy was able to launch a successful startup in seven days? No, seriously he did. His name is Dan Norris and he is the founder of …

The Simple Route to Small Business Growth

In a world where social media and product association are rampant, small businesses know there’s great strength in numbers. Business owners benefit …

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Bright eyes and the ability to learn: Angel investors reveal what traits they look for in startup founders

A panel of four Seattle angel investors gathered last week to discuss what characteristics they look for in startup founders — the special sauce that …

Is socially responsible also financially responsible?

I listened to a group of individuals discussing investing when one mentioned he had bought a hot penny stock on the recommendation of a friend.<p>“What …

How Social Impact Strategies Just Might Save the World

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year was a busy one for anti-corporate protesters.<p>Workers walked out of big box stores and fast-food chains over wage issues. Drivers demonstrated against Uber’s compensation packages and tipping policies. Google saw its Bay-area bus …

Sustainable Capitalism Is the Next Big Thing in Investing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It was only a matter of time before someone found a way to marry capitalism and social investing. Thanks to Al Gore, that time may be near.<p>The former U.S. vice president and his firm, Generation Investment Group, are pioneering a new type …

Millennials Driving Family Office Interest in Socially Responsible Investing

A pair of industry buzzwords, one popular among advisors, the other, maybe not so much, collide in the US SIF (The Forum for Sustainable and …

The U.S. Startup Economy Is in Both Better and Worse Shape than We Thought

Startup activity can signal a city’s economic potential, but it’s actually the quality of the startups, not the quantity, that matters.<p>That’s just one of several important findings from a paper released this week by Jorge Guzman and Scott Stern, both of MIT. The paper surveys the landscape of …

London’s startup scene is getting more sophisticated

WANT to fly your drone without a human operator, or teach your toddler English with a smartphone app? Build your own satellite, get some online …

How to Measure the Impact of Impact Investing

The growing popularity of impact investing presents many challenges to financial advisors, among them how to measure the results of those …

Millienials want to invest for good - but what is impact investing and how do you get involved?

Impact investing is moving into the mainstream. The companies on the Social Stock Exchange – the UK’s main market for impact investing - have a total …

Impact investment sector set for major growth

The impact investment sector could see rapid growth in funds and assets over the next five years, according to research released this week by Impact …