Impact Investing

Instruments, Mechanisms and Actors

  • Wolfgang Spiess-Knafl
  • Barbara Scheck

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Impact Finance book series (SIF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Wolfgang Spiess-Knafl, Barbara Scheck
    Pages 1-11
  3. Wolfgang Spiess-Knafl, Barbara Scheck
    Pages 13-50
  4. Wolfgang Spiess-Knafl, Barbara Scheck
    Pages 51-73
  5. Wolfgang Spiess-Knafl, Barbara Scheck
    Pages 75-110
  6. Wolfgang Spiess-Knafl, Barbara Scheck
    Pages 111-134
  7. Wolfgang Spiess-Knafl, Barbara Scheck
    Pages 135-152
  8. Wolfgang Spiess-Knafl, Barbara Scheck
    Pages 153-171
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 173-175

About this book

Introduction

This book is the first publication to provide a comprehensive overview about the market, financial instruments and the associated impact assessment for interested practitioners and academics. Specifically, it will introduce the concept of impact investing within the broader field of social finance as well as the relevant actors, present current financing instruments and the various tools to assess the impact of the investing strategy. This useful reference tool will be of interest to academics and researchers in the field of impact investing.

Impact investing is a dynamic field that has been recently been discussed as a supplemental funding source for addressing societal problems. The topic has generated significant interest and is presumed to achieve double-digit growth rates for the coming years.

Keywords

Social Finance Financing of Social Entrepreneurship Financing of Social Innovation Impact Assessment Impact Reporting Social Impact Impact Strategies Social Venture Capital

Authors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Spiess-Knafl
    • 1
  • Barbara Scheck
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Management and EconomicsWitten/Herdecke UniversityWittenGermany
  2. 2.Munich Business SchoolMunichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66556-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-66555-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-66556-6
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