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The ImpactAssets Handbook for Investors

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Broad advice and specific guidance on how to become best positioned to engage in impact investing as an asset owner.


In recent years growing numbers of investors have been joining the community interested in not only generating financial returns but also creating positive social and environmental value in the world. “The ImpactAssets Handbook for Investors” offers an introductory overview for those interested in investing their capital in a sustainable, responsible and impactful manner.


The handbook offers insights and approaches to developing strategy as well as an understanding of the issues and considerations of impact investors in practice. In addition to discussions of portfolio structure and strategy, the handbook offers an overview of due diligence necessary to assess potential investments, a discussion of communications and performance measurement issues and other factors key to managing capital for multiple returns.


With contributions from some of the field’s leading experts in impact investing, “The ImpactAssets Handbook for Investors” will provide the reader with both broad advice and specific guidance on how to become best positioned to engage in impact investing as an asset owner, both large and small. While not an “answer book,” the handbook offers practical insights and presents critical questions every investor should consider in creating an investment strategy and executing the deployment of investment capital.


List of Contributors; Introduction, Jed Emerson; 1. Construction of an Impact Portfolio: Total Portfolio Management for Multiple Returns, Jed Emerson and Lindsay Smalling; 2. Total Portfolio Management: One Practitioner’s Approach, Matthew Weatherley-White; Case Study 1; 3. Seed Stage Investing: High Impact, But Not for the Faint of Heart, Tim Freundlich, Jed Emerson and Lindsay Smalling; 4. Choosing Your Impact Investment Advisor, Brad Harrison and Stephanie Cohn- Rupp; Case Study 2; 5. Targeted Impact: Donor- Advised Funds and Impact Investing, Jointly authored by senior staff of ImpactAssets, RSF Social Finance and Tides Network; 6. Transformational Giving: Philanthropy as an Investment in Change, Kris Putnam-Walkerly; 7. Assessing Your Opportunities: The Challenge and Key Practices of Engaging in Investor Due Diligence, Sandra Osborne; Case Study 3; 8. The Measurement Challenge, Sara Olsen; 9. Communicating Impact: Frameworks for Messaging, Amy Hartzler; 10. A Journey to Impact: Initial Steps toward Impact Investing, Jennifer Kenning; Case Study 4; 11. Getting to Impact, Jed Emerson; 12. Concluding Thoughts on Mobilizing for Impact, Jed Emerson and Tim Freundlich; Appendix: Impact Investing Resources; Notes on Contributors; Index.

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Published 03 October 2017
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EAN13 9781783087310
Language English

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