Nine ways to make sure you make a difference with impact investing

Monday, March 31, 2014

Impact investors want more than a financial return, they want their money to do something good in the world at the same time. This means balancing financial risks and rewards with the complex measures of social and environmental impact.

1. Play to your strengths

Focus your fund’s investments on your organisation’s area of expertise, suggests Rana Modarres, impact investing director at Oxfam GB. “Oxfam’s comparative advantage is in the field of poverty reduction. This is the area where we can most effectively advise on and measure the impact of the fund’s activity.”

Source: The Guardian (link opens in a new window)

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