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Introduction to Impact Investing: Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Roadmap Series

For many years, philanthropy and investing have been thought of as separate disciplines—one championing social change, the other financial gain. As the walls between profit and social benefit break down, philanthropy has increasingly engaged in impact investing, which seeks to generate social and/or environmental benefits while delivering a financial return.
This introductory guide to impact investing by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors walks through core questions on what impact investing is and how it can be used in philanthropy (such as through Program Related or Mission Related Investments) and offers sample case studies to demonstrate impact in action.
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors released an updated version of this guide on June 25, 2020. Click here to read an excerpt from the updated guide, and view the full guide below.

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