We are all aware of the ripple effect that the economic meltdown in the United States brought to the world economy and to society. In retrospect, we can suggest changes to the overarching system that might have prevented these societal and economic damages. Impact investing is one of those systems changers, proposing a new way of connecting capital with innovative approaches to solve our world’s toughest challenges.
During the last semester of my MBA studies at the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) I joined the Social Venture Exchange (SVX), a private market connecting small and medium sized social ventures with investors that want to create social and environmental impact in addition to generating positive financial returns. During my tenure with the SVX, I have gathered a few insights and observations on the front line of impact investing.