SOCAP11 and MIT’s innovations have partnered to release a special impact investing edition of the quarterly journal to be released at SOCAP11 in San Francisco, September 6-9.

The journal is authored by 25 expert individuals working to build the impact investing space.


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Convener’s Message
Kevin Doyle Jones, SOCAP
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Editor’s Introduction
Philip Auerswald
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Lead Essays

Impact Investing: Frontier Stories
Wayne Silby

Impact Investing: Roots & Branches
Elizabeth Littlefield

Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money while Making a Difference
Antony Bugg-Levine and Jed Emerson

Unlocking the Mystery: An Introduction to Social Investment
Ann-Kristin Achleitner, Andreas Heinecke, Abigail Noble, Mirjam Schöning, and Wolfgang Spiess-Knafl

Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity
Mario Morino

Real Good, Not Feel Good: A Brief Guide to High-Impact Philanthropy
Martin J. Fisher

Mission, Margin, Mandate: Multiple Paths To Scale
Brian Trelstad and Robert Katz

Cases Authored by Innovators

Impact Investing in Energy Enterprises: A Three-Act Play
Christine Eibs Singer

Seeking an End to Energy Starvation
Manoj Sinha

Simon Desjardins

Enabling Market-Driven Technology
Tim Bauer, Envirofit International
Pradeep Pursnani

Economic Empowerment through Enterprise
Jaime Ramirez, Gone Rural


How Standards Emerge: The Role of Investor Leadership in Realizing the Potential of IRIS
Amit Bouri

Taking a Realistic Approach to Impact Investing: Observations from the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation
Katherine Milligan and Mirjam Schöning

Seed-Stage Investment and Support: Closing the Gap to Growth in Impact Investing
Ross Baird

About Innovations
Innovations is about entrepreneurial soultions to global challenges. The journal features cases authored by exceptional innovators; commentary and research from leading academics; and essays from globally recognized executives and political leaders. The journal is jointly hosted at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and MIT’s Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship.

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