I have a new favourite noise - the sweet sound of planes overhead. After 12 memorable days in the UK, it was delectable to finally touch down in TO, flying safely by the falling ash from Eyjafjallajökull. While my journey involved meetings with several social finance organizations and attending the Skoll World Forum on social entrepreneurship, many unexpected events reaped great rewards.
One of the hottest topics at Skoll was Social Finance. Much of the content fell under the banner of Impact Investing (also referred to as Social Investment or Sustainable Investment).While there were numerous examples of impact investing presented at Skoll, I will highlight four particularly compelling ones here that offer a range of approaches.