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Impact Investing Should Be Hard

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(Outlet: Stanford Social Innovation Review) Striving for value-adding impact means demanding additionality. There is a presumption that impact investors are shouldering unique burdens to achieve impact, but is this true? To answer this question, Michael Brown, Head of Research at the ESG Initiative, and Wharton Professor of Management Katherine Klein, in collaboration with other members ...Read More

Promises and Perils of the ESG Movement

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(Outlet: Is Business Broken?) ESG, or Environmental Social Governance, promises to help the bottom line and the planet at the same time. Is it too good to be true? In this episode, Host Curt Nickisch moderates a live debate between Witold Henisz of the Wharton School and Andy King of BU Questrom. Read More

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