5 Articles On Why You Should Care About Impact Investing

Here at Spring, we spend countless hours browsing and reading our favourite blogs and staying up to date on the latest entrepreneurship trends. If you’re looking to discover new think pieces or add to your weekend reading list, here are five articles curated by Sana Kapadia, Impact and Funding Program Manager at Spring Startup School, on why you should care about impact investing.

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1. Want to Have True Impact as an Entrepreneur? Master These 6 Things (Entrepreneur)

The importance of the ‘Why’ as an impact entrepreneur and the importance of leading and building a business with a purpose that can stand the test of time.

2. When Impact Investing Is All About The People (Stanford Social Innovation Review)

Impact investing Is a way to purposely focus on diversity and capacity building, as a way of creating systemic change. By investing in capacity to grow the impact investing sector, the underlying sector has experienced amazing change. An inclusive, collaborative approach is the way to go. 

3. Impact Investing Growing Quickly, But Has Long Way To Go: GIIN (Reuters)

Impact investing is not a trend, with the sector having reached $77BN at the end of 2015, with huge more traditional asset managers committing substantial $ towards impact portfolios.

4. 2016’s Top Stories On Impact Investing and Social Enterprise From SOCAP’s Media Partners (Social Capital Markets)

Great round-up of trends in the social finance space. Talking about key trends including the rise of millennials in the space, the increasing demand, how Silicon Valley is attracting impact entrepreneurs, the role of social finance of solving today’s key societal challenges, etc. 

5. Critical Competences For Social Impact Leaders (Stanford Social Innovation Review)

The intrinsic importance of creating links between how students are taught and how they grow to become leaders. The social impact sector has taken strong strides in this regard, with experiential learning programs, cross-disciplinary programs, design thinking etc. A great overview of the type of empathy, leadership and approach today’s successful social impact leader needs. 

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