Social Impact Investing

A model and research agenda

Authored by: Alessandro Rizzello , Maria Cristina Migliazza , Rosella Carè , Annarita Trotta

Routledge Handbook of Social and Sustainable Finance

Print publication date:  June  2016
Online publication date:  June  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138777545
eBook ISBN: 9781315772578
Adobe ISBN: 9781317678830


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The growth in the Impact Investing market represents one of the most exciting financial trends of the last five years in which business strategies are directly linked to a social impact goal. The idea behind Impact Investing is that investors can pursue financial returns while also intentionally addressing social and environmental challenges (Bugg-Levine & Emerson, 2011).

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