A Short Guide to Impact Investing

Publication date: 
October, 2015

This guide is intended to help bring newcomers into the impact investing game. It helps people know some of the questions, if not the answers, to determine what’s right for them and what to do next to move toward meaningful, measureable impact.

This guide develops a flexible framework and a simple taxonomy to help people get their arms around impact investing. It also includes several profiles of impact ventures, funds and investors that you can see at ImpactAlpha (impactalpha.com). This guide informs, poses questions, provides some answers and helps develop a robust conversation.