We came across these articles while reading the industry news this week and thought that our readers would find them relevant. We hope that you find them interesting and would love to hear your comments!
“Launch of Global Impact 50 Index Will Spur Increase in Investments with Social and Financial Return“
Sept. 21, 2010
We at Mission Markets are excited about this new index for the top impact investment funds announced this week at the Clinton Global Initiative. It is an important step toward opening up the space to investors and their financial advisors.
Wall Street Journal MarketWatch
Sept. 22, 2010
Moody’s commitment to develop a quantitative, independent, and globally consistent standard to measure social performance in the microfinance industry is a major step forward in standardizing social metrics to enable impact investors to make more informed investment decisions and maximize social impact.
Triple Pundit and SOCAP10
Sept. 23, 2010
We liked this brief exercise taken on by Triple Pundit and SOCAP10 to answer the question, “What’s Next? How will social enterprise unlock the $120 billion market opportunity for impact investment?” We were also recently focused in the Triple Pundit blog. If you haven’t had the opportunity to check it out, you can read it here.
Venture Capital Dispatch (WSJ Blog)
Sept. 21, 2010
We are greatly encouraged by the fact that the younger generation is taking on an increasing role in the industry with student-managed social venture funds. It is good to see that the next generation of investors is already looking to maximize social impact alongside profits.
-The Mission Markets Team