April 09th, 2015
The field of impact investing aims to identify entrepreneurs and organisations that can achieve substantial impact while offering a return on investment.
A related field, venture philanthropy, is less concerned by financial return but rather maximises the societal impact of the investments.
New funds focusing on impact investing or venture philanthropy are appearing in every country, many of them inspired and funded by family foundations.
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.
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