Investing for Impact employs a case study approach, mapping examples of impact investments on a traditional asset allocation framework. It is intended for the broad investment community and aims to help investors understand the emerging impact investing industry through examples of recent deals.
From the Executive Summary:
A plethora of investments is emerging across multiple asset classes that provide investors with market-rate investments, or for more altruistic investors, substantial social impact, while still generating positive financial returns. The old binary system - the widely-held belief that for-profit investment could only maximize financial return while social purpose could only be pursued through charity - is breaking down.