Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change (Hardcover)

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Impact investment, the support of social and environmental projects with a financial return, is the trillion-dollar trend most people have never heard of. It has become a hot topic amongst people who care about social change, and it is growing exponentially: in the next decade, it is poised to eclipse traditional charitable 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 of both charity and finance? Morgan Simon works at the nexus of social finance and social justice. In Real Impact, she shows us how to get it right, leveraging the world's resources to truly transform the economy. Over the past seventeen years, Simon has influenced over $150 billion from endowments, families, and foundations. Now, she shares her experience in investment and activism to offer clear strategies for investors, community leaders, and entrepreneurs alike. Real Impact is essential reading for anyone seeking real change in the world.

About the Author


Morgan Simon is a widely-recognized leader in impact investment who builds bridges between finance and social justice. Over the past seventeen years, she has influenced over $150 billion in capital. Simon currently co-leads Candide Group, which supports Pi Investments and the Libra Foundation in executing their 100% impact agendas. She is also co-founder and chair of the non-profit Transform Finance. Previously, Simon served as the founding CEO of Toniic, a global network of impact investors, and as the founding executive director of the Responsible Endowments Coalition. She has worked with the United Nations in Honduras, in corporate reform with ForestEthics, and in domestic microfinance with the Women's Initiative for Self-Employment. She currently serves on the boards of the Restaurant Opportunity Center, The Working World, and CARE Enterprises. A graduate of Swarthmore College, Simon serves as an adjunct professor at Middlebury College's graduate school program. She lives in the Bay Area.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781568589800
ISBN-10: 1568589808
Publisher: Nation Books
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
Pages: 256
Language: English

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