Challenging Perspectives on Impact Investing
December 1st, 2016
Speakers: Matt Bannick, Michael McCreless, and Paul Brest
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The 21st century has witnessed the emergence of a new field of practice—impact investing—that strives to achieve philanthropic goals through innovative forms of return-seeking investment. From the start, the field has given rise to lively debates over vital questions: Is it possible to achieve both market-rate financial returns and meaningful social impact? Can philanthropic funding coexist effectively with commercial investment? How can philanthropists and financial professionals select investment opportunities that will fulfill the promise of impact investing?