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Road work ahead: Smoothing the flow of impact investing with lane markers and turn signals

By Fran Seegull, U.S. Impact Investing Alliance and Christina Leijonhufvud, Tideline It’s a good problem to have: traffic jams are starting to occur in impact investing. The growing demand and increasing capital for impact investment products and services means a growing network of consultants and advisors, broker-dealers, investment clubs, online platforms, and membership organizations. For

Beyond Tradeoffs: The Rise of the Impact Unicorns

The term “unicorn” was coined by Aileen Lee of Cowboy Ventures to describe private companies that have achieved a post-money valuation of $1 billion or more. Originally, these companies were scarce, magical and elusive. According the CrunchBase Unicorn Leaderboards, there were 191 unicorns as of August 31. In my impact investing practice at ImpactAssets and in the