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Translating Risk for Social Impact

“Successful private equity needs macro-economic and micro-economic factors. These include political stability, sophisticated capital markets, corporate governance, strong entrepreneurial structure, and proper benchmarking. Other factors include fragmented markets, low competition, and comparability of funds."— Markus Ableitinger, Director of Capital Dynamics (Originally written: 10.12.2018) Businesses did not begin to champion social impact or corporate social responsibility… Continue reading Translating Risk for Social Impact

Understanding Impact Investing

The following text is an excerpt from a larger report. Available upon request. Until early 2000s, investors have historically drawn a clear distinction between their investment activities and philanthropy. Recently, the impact investing industry is growing rapidly. The idea of impact investing came about from Christian ministries in the United States in mid-1700s when moral… Continue reading Understanding Impact Investing

Trends in Impact Investing

The following text is an excerpt from a larger report. Available upon request. 1. Blended-Value Capital The idea of blended capital paved the way for new thinking across silo networks of maximizing value. It focused on aligning the investments of endowments with the mission of the foundation. The philosophy was launched Jed Emerson, a strategic… Continue reading Trends in Impact Investing

Impact Investing in South Korea

The following text is an excerpt from a larger report. Available upon request. Country Landscape Overview Korea is one of few success stories in economic and social development in the world. From its predominantly agricultural state, South Korea had to advance possessing few natural resources. Korea’s growth initially depended on a low wage, educated and… Continue reading Impact Investing in South Korea