Notes from the judge’s book about the Chivas Venture 2018, a pitch competition for social enterprise startups and an review of advice for future contestants
Category Archives: Impact Investing
July 12, 2017: Policymakers and investors are revisiting public-private partnerships as procurement mechanisms, but we need clearer language on what this term means.
July 10, 2017: Funding for outcomes requires that we know the context of the problem we are trying to solve. Designers must confront the dilemma of complexity and scale.
July 7, 2017: Whether you are working to improve civic engagement or a global health, the language of innovation and impact remains the same.
The Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation today released its publication “From Innovation to Practice: Impact Investing Education and Training,” which focuses on the current state of impact investing education, and identifies the tools most needed to scale up the sector.
How can an enterprise’s mission represent both its social and profit endeavors?
I was in the “I don’t have enough money to matter” camp. Until recently, I would talk to friends and family about this wonderful field of impact investing but I had not taken the time to examine what was in my savings and retirement accounts. When I did, I quickly realized I needed to practice what I preach.
Impact investing is gaining traction among both large and small investors and entrepreneurs – generating financial returns, and positive social impact.
In the corporate sector, there has been a long-standing tension between social-mindedness and financial performance. Some believe that social impact is “irrelevant” to the pursuit of profits, while others believe shareholder value should be subordinated to social impact.
These commitments demonstrate the growing appeal of impact investing for large-scale capital, and a new potential to drive change. Vice President Biden will announce this landmark effort at today’s Clean Energy Investment Summit, hosted by the White House.
Over the past year, the Beeck Center has been a leading voice in the rapid expansion of Impact Investing.
As part of our ongoing impact investing work, we were proud this summer to support significant federal policy progress and drive private sector engagement to combat global climate change.
The Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University joined the White House and Department of Energy to announce $4 billion in clean energy commitments to be invested directly into clean energy solutions and companies.