17 Aug '11, 11am

Impact investing is a proactive choice to direct capital to places where it can make a positive difference. Learn...

There are many socially responsible investment options available in the market these days. Now there is one more. The creators of B Lab are championing "impact investment" to channel invested capital into socially and environmentally positive ventures. Is this new thinking or more of the same? Impact investments aim to solve social or environmental challenges while generating financial profit. This is not about negative screening , avoiding sin stocks or channeling cash to companies which claim to do less harm. Impact investing is a proactive choice to direct capital to places where it can make a positive difference. The new framework which promises to make this easier than ever before is GIIRS: The Global Impact Investing Rating System . GIIRS is currently in beta testing phase and set to fanfare officially at the Clinton Global Initiative next month . It offers a tool fo...

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