Impact Investing

Historically, investment capital has flowed predominantly toward companies and organizations run by white men and companies that prioritize short-term profit over the long-term health of people and the planet. A shift, however, is underway in the investment world. Impact investing is the practice of investing for positive social and environmental impacts plus a return on investment. Impact investments are helping heal the environment, strengthen marginalized communities, and spread better business practices — all while diversifying the recipients of investment dollars.

Meet GroFast, A Modern Planter Box That Allows Anyone To Grow Nutritious Herbs And Microgreens

  Louis Lim, CEO and founder of Helios Eos based in Singapore, just announced the…

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Krakakoa Champions Sustainable Agriculture, One Craft Chocolate Bar At A Time

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  It’s now more than 20 years since Terry Hallman, founder of People-Centered Economic Development…

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Karma Network Launches New Show Focused On Innovation & Impact Lifestyle

  The new web series show, At A Glance is a new type of review series…

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