More Impact Investors Are Going ‘All In’

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

If you want to keep up with the latest buzzwords in impact investing, here’s an important one starting to hit its stride: “all in”. It means placing your whole portfolio into assets with a positive social and/or environmental impact. Putting your money–all of it–where your mouth is.

Recently technology executive, entrepreneur and investor Charly Kleissner started a network of super high net worth individuals aiming to do just that, called the 100%IMPACT Network.

For Kleissner and his wife Lisa—she is president of the KL Felicitas Foundation, a 14-year-old family foundation based in San Francisco supporting social entrepreneurs the two formed—it started back around 2004 when they began to get serious about completely aligning all their investments with their values. It was easier said than done. “There weren’t that many products in different asset classes,” says Kleissner. That led to the founding of Toniic , a global group of impact investors aggregating their capital and investing in early stage social enterprises.

Source: Forbes (link opens in a new window)

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