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What We're Saying

Whether we’re conducting research, publishing our findings and best practices, or advising clients on the ins and outs of impact investing, IFC is deeply engaged in the process of bringing impact investing to a wider audience. In addition to authoring our own articles, we are consistently recognized as experts in this emerging field. At the Impact Finance Center, we publish work that advances both the practical application and the academic thought leadership of impact investing.


LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR A NATIONAL IMPACT INVESTING MARKETPLACE
The Foundation Review, Volume 8, Issue 5 (2016)
By Stephanie L. Gripne, Joanne Kelley, and Kathy Merchant


DOING WELL BY DOING GOOD: Trends in Impact Investing
Denver Gives Magazine, Fall 2014
By Dr. Stephanie Gripne and Molly Beyer


Using Venture Philanthropy Tools, Program Related Investments, to Finance Building Retrofits
Conservation Leadership Council, 2013
By Dr. Stephanie Gripne and Dan Last


To learn about how we apply our thought leadership to real-world problems, please visit our research, education, and advisory services pages or contact us.

Featured Article

DOING WELL BY DOING GOOD:
Trends in Impact Investing

By Dr. Stephanie Gripne and Molly Beyer

What if you could make an investment in a local women’s shelter that resulted in providing critical housing for Denver’s homeless women while still earning a financial return? Or what if on of your best performing equity investments was a Colorado organic food company that manufactures healthy, affordable snacks for children? Many individuals, donor-advised fund holders, and foundations are on a quest to find such investments an answer the question: “How do I obtain a financial return for my investment an have a positive impact on people and/or the environment?”

Click here to read the complete article in the Fall 2014 issue of Give Magazine.