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The Money and Impact Investing Directory highlights topics, resources and organizations focused on creating positive social and environmental impacts through money, business, and investing.

The Directory is based on a growing understanding of the relationship between money, values and sustainability. It exists to foster learning and engagement for people interested in aligning money and values.

As recently featured on Forbes.com  “One-stop site paints a clearer picture for impact investors”

Mission:


Mission

The Money and Impact Investing Directory is based on a growing understanding of the relationship between money and sustainability. Its mission is to foster learning and engagement for people interested in aligning money and values.

Purpose of the directory:

  • Provide a framework and roadmap for informing co-learners
  • Connect the dots between related areas and organizations
  • Inspire a broader audience to join the conversation and growing opportunity
  • Foster open source sharing and increase collaboration
  • Contribute to achieving values-based positive change

The directory organizes topics, resources and organizations focused on:

  • Aligning money and values
  • Impact Investing and related fields of interest
  • Creating positive social and environmental impacts through money, investing, and business

There are a growing number of terms to describe and connect the resources, including impact investing, responsible business / investing, social finance, and slow money to name a few. Each has its place in creating a new economy based on more long term values that include knowing where our money goes.

To seize the opportunity and grow the positive change we need collaboration, field-building participants, open source sharing, mutual respect and continuous learning to name a few attributes. Additionally, we are grateful to a variety of people and organizations that are generous with their time and continue to help shape our own growing understanding.

The directory is an evolving document. We welcome your input, please share your thoughts and questions with us.

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Directory Highlights:

  1. Local Banking, Economies and Business
    -Community Bank / Credit Unions
  2. Community Investing
    -Micro Finance
  3. Private Companies & Funds – Impact Investing
    -Definitions / Investor networks and groups
  4. Public Companies
  5. Sustainability by the numbers
    -Certification, Reporting, Ratings & Analytics
  6. Articles & Papers
  7. Books and Media
  8. Conferences
  9. Examples

The directory is an evolving resource. We welcome your input, please share your thoughts and questions with us.


Aligning Money & Values:

Aligning Money & Values:

Investing your money can be a difficult task, especially when you don’t truly know where it may be going. With Money & Impact Investing Directory, you can be sure you are aligning money and values to immediately be able to see results. We want you to support what you feel are the most important issues in our world, whether they be social or environmental. Your investments can be used to affect future generations so take the time and search through the Money & Impact Investing Directory to find what may be the best match for both you and your money.

Impact Investing:

Impact Investing:

Creating a new industry between philanthropy and profit-maximization, impact investing is a smart way to invest your money while still creating a positive change for community issues. Impact investing provides capital to businesses that can then become positive enterprises in their community. This investing can also help to supply market-based solutions to the most pressing issues of our world including affordable housing, available healthcare, sustainable agriculture, clean technology, and financial services for the poor. Search through the Money & Impact Investing Directory to find an issue you can stand behind and help to change our world.

Community Investing:

Community Investing:

Provide a real and immediate impact for communities around the world through community investing. Community investing directly provides capital to low-income or disadvantaged communities through small loans and banking services in order to fund businesses, non-profit groups and housing initiatives that would otherwise be nonexistent. This creates opportunities for individuals and the community to make a social, economic, and environmental impact. Use Money & Impact Investing Directory to find a cause you can support and invest in to help address our world’s largest problems.