2Raising the Curtain on Impact Investing

A movement is afoot. It reaches across sectors and across geographies, linking small business loans in Detroit with community development financing in Delhi. It has animated a generation of entrepreneurs and captured the imagination of world leaders. It links the social consciousness of philanthropy with the market principles of business. It's about how the power of markets can help to scale solutions to some of our most urgent problems. The movement is called impact investing.

—US National Advisory Board on Impact Investing (http://www.nabimpactinvesting.org/executive-summary/)

In 2007, on the banks of Lake Como in Bellagio, Italy, the term impact investing was coined at a Rockefeller Foundation ...

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