Capturing Impact Investing: The Promise and Constraints of a Growing Movement. In light of the growing influence impact investing holds in the philanthropic sector, here is a closer examination of the field's origins, scope, innovation and prospects
Senior Consultant Michael Kellerman explains the premise of impact investing, its basic tenants and how it offers new ways to increase support and bring about greater social change through innovative financial instruments and practices. While nearly everyone who encounters the idea of impact investing is unified on principle by the spirit behind it–to align the goals of profit-making with the creation of positive social and environmental impact, forging a global force for good–the reality of this promise splits its critics. For the cynic and the optimist alike Michael reveals that impact investing has the potential to initiate a new age of discovery for the social sector, the impact and scale of which is still undetermined.