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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Keeping Girls in School Is This Startup's Mission
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Keeping Girls in School Is This Startup's Mission

One couple took a trip of a lifetime. Then they started a company that changes the lives of many.
Jenny Griffin
This Group Aims to Connect Socially Responsible Startups With 'Retail' Investors
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This Group Aims to Connect Socially Responsible Startups With 'Retail' Investors

The TriLinc Global Impact Fund looks for established social enterprises in stable emerging markets that are ripe for growth capital.
Jessica Pothering
This Startup Wants to Shine a Light on Far Reaches of the Globe
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This Startup Wants to Shine a Light on Far Reaches of the Globe

Solar-powered lanterns are improving millions of lives while raising millions in capital.
David Bank
This Elon Musk-Backed Startup's Rocky Road to Solar 'Grand Slam'
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This Elon Musk-Backed Startup's Rocky Road to Solar 'Grand Slam'

After a shaky IPO, Solar City is said to be valued at nearly $6 billion today.
Jenny Griffin
A Startup That Tastes Good and Does Good
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A Startup That Tastes Good and Does Good

Greyston Bakery has a social mission that's baked in to the business itself.
Jenny Griffin
How Revolution Foods Made a Business of Healthy Food for Healthier Students
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How Revolution Foods Made a Business of Healthy Food for Healthier Students

Lunches for low-income students weren't an easy sell to investors, initially, but the results and the social good eventually became a major selling point.
Jessica Pothering
Microloan Startup Brings Banking to the 'Unbanked'
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Microloan Startup Brings Banking to the 'Unbanked'

Progreso Financiero combines technology with a culture of financial responsibility to do social good.
Jessica Pothering
How 'Happy Family' Became Healthy Baby-Food Pioneers
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How 'Happy Family' Became Healthy Baby-Food Pioneers

This organic baby food startup got acquired and took on some of the biggest players in the market.
Jessica Pothering
A Look Into Entrepreneurial Approaches to Social Change
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A Look Into Entrepreneurial Approaches to Social Change

In partnership with the Case Foundation, we kick off a weekly series profiling entrepreneurs who are pioneering social change, as well as the investors who are backing their ambitious efforts.
Jean Case