By Elaine Gast Fawcett on behalf of ASF
When investing and philanthropy come together, it can seem messy.
On the one hand, there’s investing, which focuses on financial return. Philanthropy, on the other, focuses on achieving social change, and tends to downplay financial returns.
Impact investing, a relatively newer term for mission investing, combines the goals of investing and philanthropy. It means investing money intentionally into companies, organizations, and funds to get a social return along with a financial one.
Sound like having your investment pie and eating it too?