Impact Investing


Philanthropy is commonly understood, as is investing that aims to maximize returns. How does impact investing fit between those two ideas?

Part 1: The beginnings of the ideas of modern philanthropy

Andrew Carnegie started this off, what did he do with his money?

Part 2: Get rich and then give it away

Where does impact investing fit into this paradigm?

Part 3: Defining impact investing

What about risk? Modern portfolio theory says that reward is related to risk, not to impact.

Part 4: Risk vs. Reward

Going deeper, how much money is there in philanthropy? Isn’t it enough to solve the big problems of the world? Why do we need impact investing too?

Part 5: The scale of philanthropy vs. investments

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