Oct 28, 2014 • 15M

#137: Live Discussion With Author Of World Economic Forum Guide To Impact Investing

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October 24, 2014 - Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://onforb.es/1yZNtzB. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwitunes or on Stitcher by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwstitcher. According to Abigail Noble , head of impact investing at the World Economic Forum, “While impact investing has entered the mainstream mindset, it has not become part of the strategy, operations and business culture of mainstream investment institutions. For most investors today, impact investing still needs to be translated from a compelling concept into a sound strategy.” “We are optimistic about the impact investing sector –while it has been hard to do impact investing it doesn’t necessarily need to be,” she added. In order to address this concern, the World Economic Forum has released a new report called “Charting the Course” that provides a series of roadmaps or frameworks that will help investors actually begin to invest for impact. The report, Noble says, offers “ useful navigational aids and waypoints” to help investors find a course that suits their individual objectives and motivations for impact and return. She says, “Each investor needs to evaluate whether impact investing fits with its investment principles, future growth plans and strategic constraints – and where it does fit, how it can chart its own course in impact investing that is visionary, pragmatic and competitively positioned for the long run.”