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The Future of Investable Social Finance

The Future of Investable Social Finance

With the beginnings of a track record to back up its claims, finance remains a solid bet for impact investors. The future looks positive as a new generation of impact-backed financial service providers hone their skills, diversify their products and discover untapped markets of underserved clients in different parts of the globe. In this blog, part three of a three-part series on impact investing in finance, we chart the future of investing in social finance.

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A Guide to the Different Forms of Impact-backed Finance

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Recent years have seen a burst of innovation in the social finance sector with impact investors putting capital behind many of the most exciting and effective new approaches. In this blog, part two of a three part series on impact investing in finance, we look at the different kinds of finance and chart the growth of a sector on fire.

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Investing With a Purpose: A detailed look at the San Francisco Bay Area Impact Investing Landscape

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While a large part of the San Francisco Bay Area is busy discussing the latest definition of “hipster” and inflated tech valuations, there is another trend currently creating a lot of buzz. This one is related to the notion of “doing well, while doing good” by addressing social and environmental challenges through the deployment of capital. In this post, we take a detailed look at the San Francisco Bay Area Impact Investing Landscape.

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Why Finance is (and Always Has Been) an Important Sector for Impact Investors

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If you were asked to guess which sector attracted the biggest proportion of impact investment, which would you say it was? If you chose anything other than financial services, you guessed wrong. Impact investors have been enthusiastic backers of financial service businesses since the early days of social investing. In this blog, the first of a three-part series on impact investing in financial services, we explore the reasons why finance remains such an important sector for impact investors—and what their relationship means for the social investing sector today.

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Social Investing Infographic

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Investing Infographic: Terms like “socially responsible”, “ethical”, “green” and “sustainable” investing are everywhere—but what do they really mean? To help clear up the fog around social investing terminology, the Maximpact team has created a handy visual guide.

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How to find impact investing deals (or develop the deals you’ve already got)

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The impact and sustainable investing market is a crowded place these days with big business, social entrepreneurs, private investors and governments all getting into the act. Yet investors are still finding deal-sourcing a challenge. At the same time, intermediaries and entrepreneurs are still struggling to develop deals and find partners. So, how can we bring the different parts of the sector together to speed up the pace of change and make more impact?

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30 Must-Follow Twitter Feeds for Impact Investing

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The impact investing sector is evolving at lightning speed. It’s an exciting time for all of us, but keeping up with the pace of change can be challenging, even for enthusiasts. In this blog, we feature thirty of the top Twitter influencers in the impact investing space. Add them to your feed and tune in to the latest news and views on impact today.

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A Guide to the Different Types of Social Investing

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Those who want to invest their capital for good have a broad—some would say bewildering—range of choices today. Terms like “socially responsible”, “ethical”, “green” and “sustainable” investing are everywhere—and so are a range of investment opportunities. But what do all these words really mean when it comes to investing? And how can investors choose the right approach?

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