Impact Investing

Impact Investing

The Case Foundation and ImpactAlpha present Profiles of Impact -- Investments Driving Social Change, an effort to spotlight the growing number of entrepreneurs who have launched businesses that deliver both a financial and social return. These businesses have explicit goals to create a positive difference in the world, tackle big social challenges and strategies to measure their impact. We’re also highlighting the investors and funds that understand the importance of providing capital and rewarding scalable models that sustain growth for this new class of companies.

Profiles of Impact highlights a selection of companies, impact ventures, funds and investors that are part of the burgeoning impact investing space. Impact investing can grow substantially over the next decade as the $100 trillion global markets seek a new class of mission-driven businesses. A groundswell of entrepreneurs recognize the opportunity for business to tackle big social challenges -- resulting in the creation of companies like Warby Parker, Happy Family, Greyston Bakery, SolarCity, Living Goods, AFRIPads Ltd, d.light, Maya Mountain Cacao and Revolution Foods.

On this hub, you will read profiles on these companies and many more. We look forward to sharing their successes with the Entrepreneur community.

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Do Good or Make Money? Why It's Not Even a Question.
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Do Good or Make Money? Why It's Not Even a Question.

Leading entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders explain what impact investing is and why you should care.
Catherine Clifford
This Group Aims to Level the Playing Field for Men and Women Business Owners Around the World
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This Group Aims to Level the Playing Field for Men and Women Business Owners Around the World

Root Capital evaluates business on 8 metrics to ensure gender equality, and the results help businesses and communities at large.
Jenny Griffin
How Etsy's IPO Could Spark Investor Interest in B Corps
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How Etsy's IPO Could Spark Investor Interest in B Corps

The handicraft website is making waves as it forges its own path.
Dennis Price
This Firm Keeps Capital Flowing to Micro-Entrepreneurs
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This Firm Keeps Capital Flowing to Micro-Entrepreneurs

MicroVest is making investors comfortable while making a social impact at the same time.
Jessica Pothering
Why Bill Gates Is Backing Impact Entrepreneurs in India
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Why Bill Gates Is Backing Impact Entrepreneurs in India

The Microsoft founder is joining other successful business leaders in supporting the Unitus Seed Fund. Here's why.
David Bank
This Entrepreneur Plans to Save the World, $1 Trillion at a Time
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This Entrepreneur Plans to Save the World, $1 Trillion at a Time

Jigar Shah wants to help the environment -- and he's getting the money to make it happen.
Dennis Price
For Warby Parker, Free Glasses Equals Clear Company Vision
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For Warby Parker, Free Glasses Equals Clear Company Vision

The glasses company is the latest example of a successful 'buy-one-give-one' business model.
How a Grassroots Fund Profits From Looking Beyond the Money
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How a Grassroots Fund Profits From Looking Beyond the Money

Harold Rosen and his staff are in the business of helping -- and business is good.
Jessica Pothering
How One Man Brought Health Care to India's Poorest Populations
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How One Man Brought Health Care to India's Poorest Populations

Sevamob offers vital services for the equivalent of just $4 to $9 a month.
Jessica Pothering
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Making a Business of Premium Coffee for Premium Social Impact

Based in Rwanda, KZ Noir buys coffee from more than 10,000 regional small farmers and employs over 1,200 seasonal staff, including more than 800 women.
Jessica Pothering
Good Things Come in Reusable Packages
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Good Things Come in Reusable Packages

How this startup is helping to reduce waste with sustainable, recyclable packaging.
Jenny Griffin
How a Social Network in India Is Doing Social Good
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How a Social Network in India Is Doing Social Good

By giving a voice to those without economic power, Gram Vaani showcases the true power of the Internet.
Dennis Price
This Investment Firm Is Insuring Families' Rise Out of Poverty
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This Investment Firm Is Insuring Families' Rise Out of Poverty

LeapFrog invests in companies that offer insurance to emerging middle-class families in the developing world.
Jessica Pothering
Thanks to Crowdfunding, This Food Startup Has a Growing Fanbase to Help Female Farmers Abroad
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Thanks to Crowdfunding, This Food Startup Has a Growing Fanbase to Help Female Farmers Abroad

Founder Lisa Curtis is sourcing a superfood called from West Africa, where it is supporting people nutritionally and economically.