This article is about the absolute necessity of a broader vision when investing. A form of investing that not only takes into account financial returns, but also social returns. For example, the impact on the environment and humanity.
The Lendahand Blog revolves around the topic of "Social Impact Investing" via Crowdfunding. But what exactly is the "Social Impact" within impact investing?
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Social impact investing works by connecting investors with entrepreneurs and companies that are making a positive difference in the world and are in need of additional funding to grow and expand operations.
Social Impact Investing came about in 2007, and can be defined as "investments made in companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact alongside a financial return."