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The Resource Real impact : the new economics of social change, Morgan Simon

Real impact : the new economics of social change, Morgan Simon

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Real impact : the new economics of social change
Title
Real impact
Title remainder
the new economics of social change
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Morgan Simon
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eng
Summary
  • "Impact investment, the support of social and environmental projects with a financial return, has become a hot topic in the world's philanthropy and development circles, and is growing exponentially: in the next decade, it is poised to eclipse traditional aid by ten times. Yet for all the excitement, there is work to do to ensure it actually realizes its potential. Will impact investment empower millions of people worldwide, or will it just replicate the same failures that have plagued the aid and antipoverty industry? Enter Morgan Simon. When she was a twenty-year-old college student at Swarthmore, Simon compelled Lockheed Martin to change their LGBTQ policies by convincing her college to stop investing in the firm. And that was just the beginning. With passion and counterintuitive arguments, Simon shows how impact investing can make real change. But she also illustrates how easy it is to make mistakes, showing how wind farms can lead to land grabs, and how short-term thinking by well-meaning investors can actually lead to more oppression and hardship in the communities they are trying to help. Impact investing, Simon argues, is making the same mistakes the aid industry has been making for years. But there are ways to invest and have real impact: by making sure the communities are involved in the decision-making and ownership of the project, that investors are adding more value than they extract, and that the risk and returns are balanced between the investors and the communities. As an activist, and as a trusted leader in the field, Simon argues that we can work within the system and use capital to effect change. Centered around real, on-the-ground case studies from her decades of investment analysis and offering clear strategies that are proven to work, this book is a clarion call for more effective, socially conscious investing"--
  • "A leading investment professional explains the world of impact investing--investing in businesses and projects with a social and financial return--and shows what it takes to make sustainable, transformative change. Impact investment, the support of social and environmental projects with a financial return, has become a hot topic in the world's philanthropy and development circles, and is growing exponentially: in the next decade, it is poised to eclipse traditional aid by ten times. Yet for all the excitement, there is work to do to ensure it actually realizes its potential. Will impact investment empower millions of people worldwide, or will it just replicate the same failures that have plagued the aid and antipoverty industry? Enter Morgan Simon. When she was a twenty-year-old college student at Swarthmore, Simon compelled Lockheed Martin to change their LGBTQ policies by convincing her college to stop investing in the firm. And that was just the beginning. With passion and counterintuitive arguments, Simon shows how impact investing can make real change. But she also illustrates how easy it is to make mistakes, showing how wind farms can lead to land grabs, and how short-term thinking by well-meaning investors can actually lead to more oppression and hardship in the communities they are trying to help. Impact investing, Simon argues, is making the same mistakes the aid industry has been making for years. But there are ways to invest and have real impact: the risk and returns are balanced between the investors and the communities. Centered around real, on-the-ground case studies from her decades of investment analysis and offering clear strategies that are proven to work, this book is a clarion call for more effective, socially conscious investing"--
Summary
In Real Impact, Simon shares her experience as both investor and activist to offer clear strategies for investors, community leaders, and entrepreneurs alike. Real Impact is essential reading for anyone seeking real change in the world
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10599423
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Simon, Morgan
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361.7/6
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Charities
  • Investments, Foreign
  • Economic development
  • Social responsibility of business
  • Social change
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Philanthropy & Charity
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Nonprofit Organizations & Charities
  • Charities
  • Economic development
  • Investments, Foreign
  • Social change
  • Social responsibility of business
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adult
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the new economics of social change
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Real impact : the new economics of social change, Morgan Simon
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-234) and index
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volume
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nc
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text
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txt
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Contents
Introduction: Getting real -- The limits of charity -- Economic activism and impact investment -- The limitations of impact investment -- Scaling smart -- How to get it right -- Engaging communities -- Adding more value than you extract -- Balancing risk and return -- Maximizing impact -- Real impact at scale -- What you can do -- Conclusion: Asking questions
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ocn972386707
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 246 pages
Isbn
9781568589800
Lccn
2017005419
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)972386707
Label
Real impact : the new economics of social change, Morgan Simon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Getting real -- The limits of charity -- Economic activism and impact investment -- The limitations of impact investment -- Scaling smart -- How to get it right -- Engaging communities -- Adding more value than you extract -- Balancing risk and return -- Maximizing impact -- Real impact at scale -- What you can do -- Conclusion: Asking questions
Control code
ocn972386707
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 246 pages
Isbn
9781568589800
Lccn
2017005419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)972386707

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