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Hannah Barkan

I am an investment analyst located in Zurich, Switzerland. I'm passionate about impact investing and want to use my knowledge to show the world the incredible impact their investments can have.

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The Missing Metrics in Impact Investing

Oct 16, 2018 4:34:52 PM / by Hannah Barkan posted in impact investing, social impact

How much should we value social impact in our investments?

Impact investing can be defined as making investments that have a positive social or environmental impact on the world, while also making a profit. There is almost always a trade-off between making an impact and making a profit, though not necessarily a direct correlation, but how much does impact matter, and what’s more important, impact or profit?

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Can Anyone Become an Impact Investor?

Sep 17, 2018 11:25:49 AM / by Hannah Barkan posted in impact investing, crowdfunding

Why Impact Invest?

The power of compound interest means that long-term investing almost always makes sense. Although it involves more risk than keeping your money in the bank, investing means that you’ll be able to get higher returns year on year. In recent years, companies have made it much easier for inexperienced investors to enter the market, lowering the initial investment amount and providing risk profiles for different investing appetites.

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The System is Broken for Hard-Working Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries

Aug 15, 2018 7:05:02 PM / by Hannah Barkan posted in impact investing, crowdfunding, fighting poverty, social impact

When first starting a business, entrepreneurs almost always need some upfront capital to finance start-up costs such as buying inventory, purchasing a building, or hiring your first employees.

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What's the Difference Between Microfinance and Impact Investing?

Jul 24, 2018 11:46:51 AM / by Hannah Barkan posted in impact investing, microfinancing, social impact

Are Microfinance and Impact Investing the same thing? How are they different? While the terms are often used interchangeably, there are significant differences between these two different types of investment; this article will cover an overview of both the similarities and the differences between both.

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Capitalism as a Force for Good in Impact Investing

Jul 16, 2018 1:27:46 PM / by Hannah Barkan posted in impact investing, capitalism

When most people hear the term “impact investing”, they often don’t know what you’re talking about. They might know that it involves investing in socially and environmentally conscious businesses, but may not be aware that impact investors make money, and are looking for a financial return. Along with social impact, impact investors are looking for financially sustainable companies that can pay back a loan or are profitable enough for them to make an exit in the future.

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What's Driving the Enormous Growth of Impact Investing?

Jul 4, 2018 11:37:14 AM / by Hannah Barkan posted in impact investing, social impact

Around the world, social impact investing is gaining traction. ESG investing has grown by 60%; social impact bonds now exist around the world; and impact investing fund managers are investing in more deals, with more success.

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