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A Deep Dive into the Risk Return Impact Paradigm

While some impact investments can and do deliver impact alongside risk-adjusted, market-rate financial returns, it is also clear that not all types of impact can be achieved with market-rate returns.

Over the next few steps, we will move beyond the public debate and dig deeper into this nuanced reality where experienced impact investors operate.

We will examine a useful framework created by The Omidyar Network, a leading global philanthropic investment firm, to capture their own investment strategy that accounts for the risk-return-impact spectrum across their portfolio.

In collaboration with the Economist, they have launched a series of articles that capture different investor approaches that span different institutions, impact funds and family offices. We will introduce three case studies to understand the nuanced approach impact investors take as per their priorities on the risk-return and impact spectrum.

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Impact Investing: Profit and Purpose

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