Global Entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley: We Have Arrived

For all of the disruptions wrought by the global digital revolution, “Silicon Valley” has sometimes turned its back on the rest of the world. This week, the rest of the world is coming to Silicon Valley. The seventh Global Entrepreneurship Summit, sponsored by the U.S. State Department, kicks off today at Stanford University in Palo Alto, giving

ImPact Primer: Can You Drive Impact Through Public Equity Investing? Here’s How

The ImPact, a new investor network aiming to normalize impact investing among the world’s wealthiest families, tackles public equities, an often overlooked asset class in impact investing, in the second primer in its asset class series. Generating direct impact through investments in public equities is difficult, because companies have so many other potential sources of capital. Still, investors

ImPact Primer: How to Get Started in Fixed-Income Impact Investing

Fixed-income impact investments can provide all the benefits of many traditional fixed income products — stable income, high liquidity, and a relatively low risk profile — plus high scalable impact. https://medium.com/media/931686666222591e0bb3ac6897853f11/href Bonds are the most common type of fixed-income product and present a growing range of impact investing options. Municipal bonds are a natural fit as they fund projects for

ImPact Primer: Seven Steps for Getting Started With Impact Investing

Impact investing is a lot like high school sex, says Abigail Noble, chief executive of The ImPact, a new investor network aiming to normalize impact investing among the world’s wealthiest families. “Everyone is talking about it. Very few people are actually doing it,” Noble said in a recent TedX talk. “And those who are doing

This Group Wants to Make Impact Investing the New Normal for Wealthy Families + Podcast

Photo by Benji Aird. https://medium.com/media/931686666222591e0bb3ac6897853f11/href At gatherings in Davos and a series of World Economic Forum reports, Abigail Noble has tried to nudge the world’s largest asset managers toward impact investing. Her new goal, as the first chief executive of The ImPact: to tap more of the $30 trillion in private wealth held by the world’s

How the ImPact is Making Impact Investing the New Normal for Wealthy Families

At gatherings in Davos and a series of World Economic Forum reports, Abigail Noble has tried to nudge the world’s largest asset managers toward impact investing. https://medium.com/media/931686666222591e0bb3ac6897853f11/href Her new goal, as the first chief executive of The ImPact: to tap more of the $30 trillion in private wealth held by the world’s wealthiest families for

Rising Tides: Debt-for-Nature Swaps Let Impact Investors Finance Climate Resilience  

A thousand miles off the coast of East Africa in the Western Indian Ocean lies the Republic of Seychelles, a nation of 115 islands with a population of just under 90,000. The Seychelles is known as a Small Island Developing State (SIDS), but it is more accurately a Large Ocean Developing State (LODS): Like other