The Impact Alpha Report: Private funds managers deliver outperformance by driving impact

  • Tired: Tradeoffs. Wired: Impact alpha. A growing network of private fund managers is seeking to prove out the thesis that social impact can deliver higher, not lower financial returns. The shorthand for the emerging approach may be familiar to some readers: impact alpha.

What does Paul Polman’s legacy mean for socially and environmentally responsible companies?

  • A year before Paul Polman, the 62-year-old chief executive of consumer packaged goods giant Unilever announced his retirement last week, he fought an epic battle for the future of the company – and perhaps of capitalism.