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Resources on Impact Investing

We must keep in mind that this is a relatively new field and therefore there is limited material covering the results and impacts of the investments so far. We have selected some material that we have found useful and has been produced by a reliable source, below you will find the links. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to suggest any addition to our list.

Research
 

Impact Investing in Spain (October 2015) This report is promoted by Spainsif-Spanish Socially Responsible Investment Forum-.  It discusses the situation of the impact investing sector in Spain.(Only available in Spanish) 

From Blueprint to Scale "The Case for Philanthropy in Impact investing" - (April 2012) This report as funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and produced in collaboration between the Monitor Group and the Acumen Fund, It discusses why philanthropy plays a key role as a catalyst for the impact investing industry.

Investing for Impact - (2012) Research report produced as a joint publication of Credit Suisse and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. Provides an overview of the industry and its trends with special emphasis on the role of social enterprise. 

 Insight into the Impact Investment Market - (2011) Research report on the status of the industry. Provides updated analysis on the evolution of the industry, trends and practices based on a broad practitioner survey. This report was prepared in partnership with the Global Impact Investing Network.

 Impact Investments: An emerging asset class - (2010) Research report on the status of the industry. Provides a general framework for understanding impact investments and their economic potential. It also discusses the underlying argument behind the need to classify them as a unique asset class. This report was prepared in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation and the Global Impact Investing Network.


Books                     

Impact investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference
- Published in 2011 and co-authored by Antony Bugg-Levine and Jed Emerson. This book describes the history of the impact investing industry and shows how impact investing is a transformational vehicle for delivering "blended value" throughout the investment spectrum.

Do more than give
- Published in 2011, this book was co-authored by recognized industry leaders (Leslie Crutchfield, John Kania, and Mark Kramer). The book shows how a distinct type of donor helps solve pressing social and environmental problems by going beyond traditional philanthropy.


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