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Philanthropic Investors Tap “Catalytic Capital” to Seed Innovation & Scale Progress

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by Debra Schwartz Managing Director, MacArthur Foundation 

Often, the most compelling impact investments are made, not found.

I have used that phrase over the years to describe how foundations and other impact-focused investors use “catalytic capital” to support social and environmental progress. These patient, flexible, “catalytic” investments are able to take on more risk and/or accept a lower return than commercial capital in order to finance gains that would not otherwise be possible.

HP Releases Living Progress Report Today

by Jen Boynton
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Today HP releases its latest Living Progress report.

Living Progress is the name HP chose for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting efforts. So, why living progress? The hardware giant issued its first Global Citizenship Report in 2001, but it felt that this terminology was not sufficient for what the company was trying to do.

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