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It’s Not About the Money
- Brent Kessel

It's Not About the Money: A Financial Game Plan for Staying Safe, Sane, and Calm in Any Economy By Brent Kessel, Co-founder of Abacus Wealth Management. What YOUR MONEY OR YOUR LIFE does for your relationship with earning and spending money, Brent Kessel does for your relationship with investing. This book is clear, kind, helpful and empowering. (Thich Nhat Hanh, author of The Art of Power)

The Unfinished Social Entrepreneur - Jonathan C. Lewis

The Unfinished Social Entrepreneur is about powering up your social justice career. The world feels so screwed up, so unfair, so unnecessarily mean, so Trumpian. More than ever, the world needs you. This book is a book of conviction about the unfinished work of social justice. According to Lewis: "The crusty work of social entrepreneurship is as much fun as I’m permitted to have in public. It’s joyous, fulfilling and happy-making. Tackling big challenges is heady stuff. Fighting the good fight is utterly gratifying."

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

A ground-breaking book on the transformative power of impact investing - This is the first book to chart the catalytic path of this new industry, explaining how it is and can be a positive disruptive force. It shows how impact investing is a transformational vehicle for delivering "blended value" throughout the investment spectrum, giving a single name to a set of activities previously siloed in enclaves, revealing how they are linked within what is becoming a new field of investing.

How to Change the World : Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas - David Bornstein

How to Change the World provides vivid profiles of social entrepreneurs. The book is an In Search of Excellence for social initiatives, intertwining personal stories, anecdotes, and analysis. Readers will discover how one person can make an astonishing difference in the world. The case studies in the book include Jody Williams, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for the international campaign against landmines she ran by e-mail from her Vermont home.

Other Resources

The Global Impact Investing Network

An extensive website full of articles and reports about the current state of Impact Investing

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The Alpha of Impact

How operating with an impact objective can add financial value for investors

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The Consultative Group To Assist The Poor

In conjunction with the World Bank, CGAP is a leading resource for industry trends, news, reports and commentary regarding impact investing and poverty alleviation around the world.

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