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Jan. 29, 2016 8:21 am

Check out this wonky breakdown of impact investing

Harvard Business Review published the kind of impact investing guide you'd expect Harvard Business Review to publish.

Perspective from folks who are probably smarter than us.

(Photo by Flickr user PROJimmy Yen, used under a Creative Commons license)

Impact investing is a spectrum. It means different things to different people. And it’s confusing as hell.

From the misconceptions surrounding program-related investments to gauging activity in the venture capital world, we’ve done a good bit of reporting on impact investing from both business and philanthropy perspectives.

Harvard Business Review recently published a piece that aims to “make sense” of impact investing, and though it’s super wonky at times and wanders into the transcendent, it’s chock-full of good educational material and tactical examples.

A heads-up: This piece is geared towards venture capitalists, though foundations might heed its wisdom in their PRI considerations. (It even mentions some of the PRIs made by the Gates Foundation while Center for High Impact Philanthropy fellow Dick Henriques was CFO.)

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Tony Abraham

Tony Abraham is Technically Media's special projects reporter, where he currently edits Technical.ly's Grow PA series. He reports for both Technical.ly and Generocity and was a Philly News Award winner for Community Reporting of the Year in 2016. A proud native of Allentown, Pa., the Temple University alumnus calls Fishtown home.

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