Impact investing transforming how we make money while making a difference

“A ground-breaking book on the transformative power of impact investing. This is the first book to chart the catalytic path of this new industry, explaining how it is and can be a positive disruptive force. It shows how impact investing is a transformational vehicle for delivering “blended value” throughout the investment spectrum, giving a single […]

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Accelerating Pay for Success

This April 2013 Nonprofit Finance Fund webinar is focused on the nearly $500 million to support Pay for Success projects in the 2014 Federal Budget proposal. Presenters from the Domestic Policy Council, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and the Nonprofit Finance Fund discuss the specific parameters around the proposed amount. View the webinar and presentation […]

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GIH Guide to Impact Investing

This Grantmakers in Health resource serves as a comprehensive guide to impact investing. It provides information about different kinds of impact investing as well as case studies of foundation investments. View the Resource

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Social Impact Investment Taskforce

This page describes the Social Impact Investment Taskforce which was announced by Prime Minister David Cameron at the G8 Social Impact Investment Forum in June 2014. This group brings together leaders from the G8 countries to mobilize the social impact investment market. View the Resource  

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U.S. National Advisory Board on Impact Investing Private Capital: Public Good: How Smart Federal Policy Can Galvanize Impact Investing—and Why It’s Urgent

This June 2014 Report by the US National Advisory Board on Impact Investing explores how the United States government can partner with impact investors to create social and/or environmental improvements while also generating financial returns. View the Resource US National Advisory Board. (2014). Private Capital: Public Good: How Smart Federal Policy Can Galvanize Impact Investing—and […]

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Social Innovation Fund PFS Overview

The Social Innovation Fund, authorized by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act in April of 2009, is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service. It has two grant programs: Classic and Pay for Success, and facilitates use of private resources to address social issues. View the Resource   

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Innovative Cities Financing Social Programs

This resource from Cities of Service outlines the four main challenges of establishing a Social Impact Bond, which include finding proven programs, producing a real return on investment, convincing those who benefit to share with the program, and attracting investors. The author also emphasizes that while Social Impact Bonds are well-suited for addressing particular social […]

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IOM Workshop: Financing Population Health

The Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Population Health Improvement convened a workshop in 2014 to explore the range of resources that might be able to provide a secure funding stream for non-clinical actions to enhance health. This report discusses the return on investment, the value of investing in population-based interventions, and possible sources of funding […]

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