Blog Posts in Impact Investing

  • Nothing About Us Without Us

    Here at Net Impact, as we look to engage the next generation around social and environmental sustainability, we continue to challenge our network, ourselves, and our initiatives to be more inclusive and more empathic to the changing world around us.   ...Read More »

  • Kresge Foundation supports Impact Investing and Diversity Fellowship program

    This blog post was originally posted on March 14, 2019.  Kresge’s Social Investment Practice typically makes multi-million-dollar investments that both further our goals to expand opportunity for low-income people in America’s cities and return capital to the foundation to be recycled for another social purpose. But our team also makes grants, and in 2018, we granted money to Net Impact to support its inaugural Impact Investing and Diversity Fellowship program. We funded this program because Kresge has a commitment to racial equity, and we see that the world of impact investing professionals is not as reflective of the communities we’re trying to serve as we’d like it to be. ...Read More »

  • So you want to start a career in Impact Investing?

    College students

    Whether you’re on LinkedIn, Twitter, or really anywhere on our physical plane, almost every conversation about “impact investing” includes the question of “how do I do it?” ...Read More »

  • Impact Finance for Millennials

    If you have a 401K, you can be an impact investor.

    Earlier this month, the San Francisco Professional Net Impact Chapter hosted, Impact Finance for Millennials. ...Read More »

  • Resources to Explore Impact Investing

    Net Impact has the resources you need to learn more about Impact Investing.

    Impact investing is an investment approach with the intention to generate financial returns alongside measurable, positive social and/or environmental impact. Net Impact has two ways you can get involved with impact investing and so many resources to set you on your career path. ...Read More »

  • SBA Proposes Designation and Additional Requirements for Impact SBICs

    The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has proposed new regulations that would provide an additional designation and requirements for impact-oriented Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs). “Impact SBICs”, as designated by the SBA, refers to investment companies that aim to generate positive financial returns alongside measurable social impact. This proposal is part of the SBA’s effort to increase the pool of investment capital devoted to low-to-moderate income (LMI) and underserved communities. The SBA and the SBIC Program: Facilitating Long-Term Capital to US Small Businesses ...Read More »

  • Finding a New Career Path

    Make an impact

    So you chose the wrong major, or took the first job offered to you. Maybe you’re bored or too stressed or maybe you joined a Net Impact chapter during your final semester of business school and you realized you want a job with a positive environmental or social impact.  There are a lot reasons you might want to change your career path.  If you’ve been thinking that it is time for a change but don’t know how we’re here to help.  We present 5 steps to successfully finding a new career path. ...Read More »

  • Net Impact Updates for January 2016

    Join us this November in Philadelphia for #NI16

    A note from our CEO, Liz Maw: 2016 has been anything but boring here at Net Impact. We’re committed to doing more for our members and chapters than ever before, whether that’s bringing our annual conference on the road through our NIx initiative, bringing new people into the mix with our Impact Design expansion, and redoing our website. ...Read More »

  • Criticism of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Implications for Impact Investing Industry - The Challenges in Using Market Forces to Do Good

    Facebook co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced earlier this week that he and his partner, Dr. Priscilla Chan, would devote 99% of their wealth, approximately $45 billion, to create social good by making impact investments in sectors such as health, education, and energy.  ...Read More »


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