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Impact Investing in Disruptive Technologies

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Disruptive technologies are changing our world. Powerful new innovations are sweeping away old technologies and revolutionizing the way we live and do business. For impact and social investors, this brave new world of technology—and the profound changes it will bring—offers both opportunities and challenges.

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Bringing Biomimicry to Market: Impact Investing Inspired by Nature

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Elegant, poetical and paradigm-changing, biomimicry has captured the world’s imagination with the promise of using nature’s solutions to solve human problems. To successfully engage with this promising sector, impact investors need to tap into a rich ecosystem of research, learning, innovation and cross-sector collaboration. Find out how…

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Making Safe: Seven Strategies for Managing Risk in Impact Investing

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Risk is a necessary factor in most kinds of investing. Yet impact investing faces special challenges when it comes to managing risk—and this unique risk profile calls for special handling when it comes to putting together impact investing opportunities. This article explores new research on risk and gives seven top tips for de-risking financial products.

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Seven Steps to Allocating More of Your Portfolio to Impact

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There’s evidence that more investors are demanding opportunities to put their capital behind impact, green and sustainable businesses than ever before. In this article, impact professionals En Lee and Sam Lindsay lay out seven simple steps for maximizing the impact potential of any portfolio.

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Root Capital Proves the Business Case for Social and Environmental Due Diligence

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Conducting social and environmental due diligence may be good practice for investors with an eye on impact outcomes, but it certainly costs money and time—and does it really make business sense? Root Capital’s new briefing paper uncovers the business case for social and environmental due diligence, showing how the practice pays for itself—and then some.

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TerraMar: Uniting to Protect Our Precious Ocean Resources

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Our oceans are a precious resource for all of us, yet they are under threat from pollution, overfishing and uncontrolled exploitation. Ghislaine Maxwell, founder of the TerraMar Ocean Project, explains why now is the time for every one of us to take the pledge and start protecting our oceans today.

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Global Supply Chains: It’s Time to Decide on the Way Forward

As we start using our new holiday gifts this year, it is too easy to ignore the miraculous supply networks that allow us to enjoy the products of human labor and ingenuity around the world. Sustainability is increasingly viewed as a strategy for enduring in a world of scarce resources and unlimited needs; but we seem to be locked in an endless cycle of merely reacting to deep-seated economic and social problems.

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