The concept of impact investing has just received a big boost. BlackRock, the leading global money manager, has launched the BlackRock Impact U.S. Equity Fund. While the amount of the fund, $20 million, is a fraction of the $4.7 trillion that the firm manages, its symbolism is much larger, reports The Economist. It’s a strong vote of confidence in the idea of putting money into companies that are advancing social good while making a profit.
I have read the Wall Street Journal cover-to-cover nearly every business day for the last 20 years. It’s been a central part of my financial education, and has allowed me to research a myriad of topics that I did not immediately understand. Steadily, I have increased my knowledge of highly specialized financial structures and concepts.
Impact Investing: Aligning Capital with the Conservation of Nature
By Mark R. Tercek, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy
Today's environmental challenges are bigger than ever. And a rapidly growing population coupled with climate change will only exacerbate current threats. Big challenges like these will require bold solutions. The environmental movement must try new approaches and scale up our work so it’s bigger, better and faster.
InvestWithValues.com is the leading gateway for the sustainable, responsible and impact investing community with its free educational resource and just launched news center.
ARMONK, N.Y., May 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ - To provide greater value to social and impact investors a News Center with curated articles from leading content providers has been added to the recently rebranded “Invest with Values” website, enhancing the redesigned resource directory and public discussion forum.