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After Davos: Lessons for Impact and Social Investors from the WEF 2015

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The World Economic Forum has been and gone, leaving the Davos snow more than a little trampled. Now that 2500+ of the world’s most powerful people have flown home in somewhat fewer than 1700 private jets, what do we know about what’s coming in 2015? And, more specifically, what lessons did the Forum hold for impact and social investors?

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Taking an Integrative Approach to Impact Investment

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The G8 Working Group report Allocating for Impact has given our sector the tools to expand into the mainstream, argues Harald Walkate, Head of Responsible Investing for Aegon Asset Management. But it will take active outreach to the individual decision-makers within pension funds, insurance companies, asset management firms and sovereign wealth funds to bring the changes needed for impact to reach its full potential.

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The Evolving Meaning of Sustainability

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Sustainability is a key concept for our times. For impact investors who want to put their capital behind better ways of doing business, it’s an important indicator of investability. But what exactly do we mean when we say “sustainability” or “sustainable”? This blog explores how the meaning of sustainability is changing and what that may mean for social investors.

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