The Power of Impact Investing:
Putting Markets to Work
for Profit and Global Good
“In The Power of Impact Investing, Judith Rodin and Margot Brandenburg demonstrate that impact investing has the power to provide sustainable solutions to the world’s toughest problems.”
Jacqueline Novogratz – CEO & Founder, Acumen
The Power of Impact Investing was written by two leading experts in the impact investing field, Judith Rodin and Margot Brandenburg. Judith is the president of The Rockefeller Foundation, one of the world’s leading philanthropic organization. Margot was a senior associate director at The Rockefeller Foundation and managed its impact investing initiative. Nowadays she is a fellow at the Nathan Cummings Foundation, where she works on launching social enterprise start-ups.
The book’s main objective is to explain what impact investing is, who are the players in the field, how it’s developing, and how this way of investing relates to philanthropy and traditional investments, basically merging the best of both worlds.
The authors set out to demonstrate how impact investing has the potential to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems, such as climate change and poverty, while leveraging the power of the markets and generating market rate financial returns.
The Power of Impact Investing showcases impact investors and social enterprises who are active in the field. Investors who are generating attractive financial returns by channeling their money through enterprises that generate positive social and environmental impacts. These cases provide the reader with insights on where the opportunities lie and how they are evolving.
This book is for anyone interested in understanding the potential of impact investing as well as for players active in the industry who want to gain some insight and deepen their knowledge through real world examples.
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