Impact Investing

Funding social innovation

Authored by: Rebecca Tekula , Archana Shah

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

10.4324/9781315772578.ch8

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Abstract

This chapter outlines the current state of funding for social impact and in particular the growing field of Impact Investing, its background and definition, and the challenges and potential of this emerging asset class. In addition, this chapter examines the various actors in the field, the measurement metrics utilized, and presents a model of the interactions within the Impact Investing ecosystem.

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