"Investing for impact is the most
Impact investing putting money to work both for profit and social impact is in its infancy as an industry. But it has the potential to become part of the fabric of financial markets. A group of leading wealth managers, foundations and sector specialists discuss how impact investment will develop, and the challenges they face.
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"The scale of problems is beyond
With public spending being cut, wealthy individuals are putting more of their philanthropic dollars to work through social-impact investing. Companies are being set up to provide advice and products. And that means private banks are having to consider new offerings and services to their biggest clients.
World''s wealthiest turn to impact investing
Banks and a fairer society
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Private banking for the next generation
Some $30 trillion will transfer from the baby-boomers to their children and grandchildren in the next 30 years. These younger generations think differently and bank differently. Private banks must adapt their businesses to ensure the money stays with them.
Backlash against rich challenges private banking industry
Political climate increases pressure on wealthy to adopt mainstream tax structures.
Private Banking CEO roundtable: Between crisis and recovery
"Clients are also looking at the huge spectrum of possibilities to become active in the philanthropy sector and for advice on how to get engaged and succeed in their philanthropic endeavours."
Impact investing: the big business of small donors
Impact investing is not the sole preserve of corporate institutions. Individuals are increasingly applying this investment practice by assessing the social return on investment and a given charity's cost-to-income ratio, for example to maximise returns on donations
Pioneer Yunus promotes a social business network
In a society obsessed with maximizing profit, Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner and pioneer of microfinance through Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, has a new goal: to get business and finance to take off its profit-maximizing glasses and think about its role in society instead.
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Politics pulls down the microfinance pioneer
The forced removal of Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus as head of the lender casts a shadow over an institution that has flourished in Bangladesh and spread its message around the world.
Investing in the Cities of the 21st Century: Urbanization, Competitiveness and Infrastructure
Closing the gap in responsible investing
As more investors wonder how fund managers are weighing environmental, social and corporate governance factors in their investment decisions, the evidence that these factors can positively impact performance is growing.
Microfinance: Beyond philanthropy
Big banks are beginning to look beyond the kudos that socially responsible investment brings and are introducing microfinance to the capital markets as a viable, profitable business.
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