September 16th, 2016
The idea of ‘ethical investing’ is fast gaining momentum, with new ideas surrounding purpose being just as important as generating profits.
A shift is also taking place from investments that seek primarily to minimise negative impact on our society and environment, to a more positive approach with investments that achieve both social and financial returns.
Beyond screening out the negative (such as divesting from investments in fossil fuels or tobacco), impact investing is an emerging type of investment that proactively targets achieving measurable positive social and environmental outcomes in addition to a financial return.
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In conversation with Nicole Richards at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit, Daniel Lee shared his insights on topics including the role of philanthropy as a driver of systems change which addresses root causes of social challenges, the relationship between philanthropy and government and what the new political environment in the United States means for philanthropy.