May 22

Analysis: Impact Investing Can’t Deliver by Chasing Market Returns

By Jim Bildner

In 2012, more than a decade ago, in response to a growing wave of impact investing obsession, Kevin Starr warned that impact investing was doomed to fail: “Few solutions that meet the fundamental needs of the poor will get you your money back,” he observed, and “overcoming market failure requires subsidy.”

Photo courtesy of Edward Howell.

Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review (link opens in a new window)

Impact Assessment, Investing
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