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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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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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7 Reasons Why YOU Should Start Impact Investing

Aug 14, 2018 3:03:09 PM / by Hans Kramer posted in impact investing, impact funds, social impact

Here are 7 reasons why impact investing makes sense financially for everyone. Not only for your typical financially savvy people like venture capitalists, investment bankers, and foundations, but also for individuals. Which reasons are the most compelling to you? Leave your story in our Facebook group Impact Investing Forum and connect with likeminded people!

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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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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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How Do You Make a Boring Investment More Sexy?

May 28, 2018 11:33:19 AM / by Koen The, CEO posted in investing, social impact, impact investing

Usually, for most people, the words interest rate, loan, or investment don't come up within the first 5 minutes of a first date. If they do, you could be in for a bit of a boring evening (unless of course, you're on a date with Warren Buffet).

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Some Right-Wingers Hug Trees Too

May 11, 2018 1:07:48 PM / by Koen The, CEO posted in social impact, impact investing

There were times when it was easy to draw a line between left-wing and right-wing stances. Nowadays, the division is not as clear. Geert Wilders, for example, wants fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands, but at the same time he wants to make health insurance cheaper for people who can barely afford it. And what about the left-wing; does it still consist of hard working laborers or is it now owned by the new deep-pocketed elite?

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The Complete Guide to Social Impact Investing

May 2, 2018 12:20:05 PM / by Peter Heijen, Founder posted in social impact, impact investing

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.

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Solar, Sustainability and Crowdfunding

Apr 30, 2018 1:28:12 PM / by Eduard Tee, COO posted in crowdfunding, solar, social impact

There are various ways to combine crowdfunding and sustainability. Besides the many alternatives in The Netherlands there are other companies which focus on creating worldwide impact from the Netherlands. Improving sustainability and decreasing environmental impact is a global cause after all.

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What Is Social Impact and How Is It Changing The Way The World Does Business?

Apr 3, 2018 5:07:24 PM / by Peter Heijen, Founder posted in impact investing, social impact

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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