Philanthropy is a transformative force for good. But global philanthropic funds, even when combined with the development or aid budgets of many national governments, add up to mere billions of dollars. Meanwhile, the cost of solving problems such as water scarcity, climate change, and lack of access to health care, education, and affordable housing runs into the trillions.
Unlocking even a small percentage of the global markets will dramatically expand the resources available to address the world’s biggest social and environmental problems.
Now, a new wave of investors is using impact investing—investments intended to generate both financial returns and social and environmental impact—to do just that.
In The Power of Impact Investing, Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin and Margot Brandenburg, two of the foremost experts in the field, explain what impact investing is, how it compares to philanthropy and traditional investments, where opportunities are evolving around the world, and how to get started.
The Power of Impact Investing is available wherever ebooks and paperbacks are sold.
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InnovationWhat’s the next great innovation in mobilizing private capital for social purpose?
Speeches & PresentationsRockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin talks about innovation in finance for social impact.
Impact InvestingThere's $10 trillion sitting in the bank accounts of high-net-worth individuals in Asia-Pacific and a growing interest in impact investing in Mainland China.