What is impact investing? And how do investors move from ideas to making their first impact investments? This page features a set of evolving resources dedicated to supporting foundations and philanthropic asset owners at the beginning of their impact investing journey.
If you're new to the impact investing field, we recommend you start by familiarizing yourself with key terms. It’s important to remember that the impact investing field—along with its terminology and uses—is constantly changing as practitioners learn by doing. Don’t let definitions hold you back: Consider using them as tools to reflect on perspectives, rather than limit your imagination! Mission Investors Exchange, the leading network for foundations committed to impact investing, will continually revisit this page as we incorporate the perspectives of our members and evolve with the field. If you have any feedback on this page, please feel free to contact Anjali Deshmukh.
Getting Started: Tips from the 2019 Mission Investing Institute
Know what you own: Have you analyzed all of your assets for impact?
Invest in what you know: Could current partners/grantees benefit from investments?
You don't have to start big: Are deposits in a mission-driven bank?