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Social Impact Funds

Impact investing: “investors seeking to do good. Some consider social impact investing a sort of pseudophilanthropy because the returns aren’t always the main goal...

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Article nytimes.com

From Bezos to Walton, Big Investors Back Fund for ‘Flyover’ Start-Ups - The New York Times


The fund started by an AOL co-founder and an author has attracted a Who’s Who of American business to invest in the heartland’s entrepreneurs. “All told, it may be the greate...

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Data That Internet Companies Collect Can Be Used for the Public Good | Harvard Business Review - Harvard Business Review (2018)


Data collaboratives are the new public-private partnership. "We live in a quantified era. It is estimated that 90% of the world’s data was generated in the last two years — f...

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Why an Activist Hedge Fund Cares Whether Apple’s Devices Are Bad for Kids | Harvard - Harvard Business Review (2018)


Sustainability is the next frontier of activist investing. "On January 6, 2017, JANA Partners, a New York–based activist hedge fund, and the California State Teachers’ Retire...

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Does Wall Street Finally Care About Sustainability? - Harvard Business Review (2018)


"Larry Fink champions the long-term view, but many boards still don’t. BlackRock and other investors are in this for the money, as always. They are serving their fiduciary res...

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Corporations and the Culture Wars | Harvard


Today, institutional investors and other stakeholders are asking companies to take public stances on a wide array of topics, some of which may be wholly unrelated to the targete...

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Amazon's Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to launch Earth Fund for combating climate change - CNBC (2020)


Bezos's fund will pen grants to scientists, activists and other organizations in their efforts to "preserve and protect the natural world."

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Private fortunes are moving into social entrepreneurship and impact investing


The image of the traditional billionaire, surrounded by luxury and oblivious to what is happening on the planet, is beginning to be a thing of the past. Some of the largest glob...

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