Impact Finance Research Consortium Releases Report Exploring Catalytic Capital in Impact Investing

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The Impact Finance Research Consortium (IFRC) has released a detailed report shedding new light on the features and applications of catalytic capital, investments bearing a high level of risk or accepting lower returns to stimulate positive social and environmental outcomes that would likely not be possible otherwise.Read More

ESG Pioneer Suzanne Biegel Wants Impact Investors to ‘Get Off the Sidelines’

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Wharton graduate Suzanne Biegel is a global leader in gender-smart investing who has influenced billions of dollars in capital. Biegel, 60, was recently diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and has been candid about her health. She said her illness has brought even sharper focus to her lifelong mission of gender equality and solutions to the climate crisis. This year, she and her husband, Daniel Maskit, invested $1 million to launch an endowment toward those goals. Biegel, a New Yorker who currently lives in London and has dual citizenship, spoke by phone to a reporter for the Wharton School about her career, her association with the school, and what she hopes will be a lasting legacy of change.Read More

Impact Finance Research Consortium Receives Award from Catalytic Capital Consortium (C3)

The ESG Initiative at the Wharton School News Impact Finance Research Consortium Receives Award from Catalytic Capital Consortium (C3) Catalytic capital – investment capital that is patient, risk-tolerant, and flexible – is needed to fight inequality, climate change, and more. We’re proud that the Impact Finance Research Consortium (Wharton SocialRead More