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ImpactAlpha Tracks Deals, News For Impact Investors
Explaining his motivation, he says, “Our most pressing challenges – food, water, energy, health care, education, sanitation – also are among the biggest business opportunities of the 21st century.”
“A growing category of investors are looking for such opportunities, seeking outsized returns by helping to solve outsized problems, in the U.S. and around the world,” he adds.
“They are not merely socially responsible, screening out or divesting destructive products or companies from their portfolio. They are not simply philanthropists by another name, trading off financial returns for social or environmental gains. “Finance-first” doesn’t describe them, since they’re doing much more than sprinkling impact dust over conventional investing. Better to call them ‘impact alphas.’ These investors and fund managers are leveraging social and environmental trends to unlock hidden value and generate above-market returns,” he concludes.
On Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM Eastern, David will join me for a live discussion about his platform and his audience. Tune in here then to watch the interview live.
More about ImpactAlpha:
ImpactAlpha delivers “investment news for a sustainable edge.” We are building a media platform for investors, entrepreneurs and others interested in getting ahead of major trends with a new investment approach. Through our open database, ImpactSpace, “the Crunchbase for Impact,” we profile thousands of impact ventures and investors and track more than 2,000 deals.
David Bank is the CEO and editor of ImpactAlpha, “investment news for a sustainable edge.” ImpactAlpha also is building an open database of impact investors and deals at ImpactSpace.com.
As a technology reporter for the Wall Street Journal, David chronicled the rise of the Web, Microsoft’s fall from grace, software startups and cybersecurity threats. His book, Breaking Windows, was named one of the year’s best business books by the Harvard Business Review. As vice president of Encore.org, he developed the campaign around encore careers, second acts for the greater good.
He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and UC Santa Cruz.
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