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Your money can change the world. The Impact Investor: Lessons in Leadership and Strategy for Collaborative Capitalism offers precise details on what exactly impact investing entails, embodied in the experiences and best and proven practices of some of the world's most successful impact investors, across asset classes, geographies, and areas of impact. The audiobook discusses the parameters of impact investing in unprecedented detail and clarity, providing both context and tools to those eager to engage in the generational shift in the way finance and business is being approached in the new era of collaborative capitalism.

The book presents a simple thesis with clarity and conviction: "Impact investing can be done successfully. This is what success looks like, and this is what it requires." With much-needed lessons for practitioners, the authors view impact investing as a harbinger of a new, more "multilingual" (cross-sector), transparent, and accountable form of economic leadership.

The Impact Investor: Lessons in Leadership and Strategy for Collaborative Capitalism serves as a resource for a variety of players in finance and business, including:

Investors: It demonstrates not only the types of investments that can be profitable and impactful but also details best practices that, with roots in impact investing, will increasingly play a role in undergirding the success of all investment strategies.

Wealth advisors/financial services professionals: With unprecedented detail on the innovative structures and strategies of impact investing funds, the book provides guidance to financial institutions on how to incorporate these investments in client portfolios.

Foundations: The book explores the many catalytic and innovative ways for for-profit and nonprofit investors to partner, amplifying the potential social and environmental impacts of philanthropic spending and market-rate endowment investment.

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  • Johannes Van Cauwenberghe
  • 08-25-17

a bit too dense

The book has a good structure, outlining the essentials, but the prose itself has more jargon than substance.