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Webinar: What Is Impact Investing?
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
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What Is Impact Investing?

An SECF Member Webinar
Presented in partnership with RBC Global Asset Management
Thursday, May 18, 2017 · 11:00am–12:00pm (ET)

 

     
 
 
 
     
 

Impact investing is an approach to responsible investing. Impact investing offers investors the ability to earn a return while also targeting social causes and directing their investments towards those select causes. Investments may be made in areas such as community development, healthcare, education and small business creation. Investors can employ active management to identify investments looking to benefit society without giving up return. 

As Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation said in announcing a $1 billion commitment to impact investing: “We are making this commitment because we believe MRIs have the potential to become the next great innovation for advancing social good. We need to expand our imaginations and our tools if we want to tackle the large-scale problems facing the world today. We can’t neglect the tremendous power of markets, including the capital markets, to contribute—and with today’s announcement, we are putting a significant amount of our money where our mission is.”
 
     
   
     
 

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