November 09, 2011

America's Quarterly: Impact Investing

This set of illustrations is in the current issue of America's Quarterly for an article by Johnathan Murdoch about impact investing. Each image illustrates warnings for potential impact investors. Take a look at the story here for a little more context (although be warned, the illustrations are not included in the web version.)

"Win Win Possibilities are enticing but exaggerrated"

"For profit investment seldom targets the poorest"

"The profit incentive still operates within impact investing and can undermine stated goals."

"The reality of impact investing is often more complicated than it is presented"

"Most impact investment funds are made up by a mix of charitable and for-profit investing"

"Investment opportunities that meet the requirements of impact investors are hard to find."

"It challenging to quantify social impact."

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