Impact Investment: A Practical Guide to Investment Process and Social Impact Analysis.pdf
"Impact Investment: A Practical Guide to Investment Process and Social Impact Analysis" takes readers at investment banks, wealth management firms, family offices, private equity funds, development finance institutions, and charities through the demanding task of properly executing an impact investment strategy, and concurrently provides methods and solutions to some of the most vexing challenges of investing for financial return and social impact. It will show how standard rigorous financial analysis should be applied, problems that emerge requiring a deep understanding and adjustment to those standard techniques, and how a social mission influences the entire investment from investment to exit. Additionally an impact investment oriented company, a village distribution company, will be used as a running example with a full-fledged case study of the company that consolidates all examples. Investment banks have social finance units, some large institutions have their own investment companies that specialize in impact investing, family offices are directing segments of their funds to this form of investing, multiple private equity funds are specializing in impact investing, charities are moving toward investment/pseudo investment models, mainstream funds have impact investing sub-funds, large development institutions around the world are investing in impact funds and also directly in social enterprises, and finally the social entrepreneurs themselves need to understand the entities they work with and a professionalized funding process in detail. Additionally many advisory and service providers have emerged that provide one specific specialty of many of the items that "Impact Investment: A Practical Guide to Investment Process and Social Impact Analysis" will cover.