“What is social impact?“, asked someone anonymously on Quora.
Social impact is:
Empowering people and creating more equal societies. Carrying on activities in ways that do not exploit people and planet and reducing activities that do. Taking care of the village.
All other definitions (positive social change, reduce negative externalities, do good, do things [...]
The Big Venture Challenge looked into the motivations of new investors in social ventures and published their findings. In summary, they noted the following six “motivations”:
the expectation of a financial return a strong business proposition an impressive social entrepreneur a financially literate team an offer of an equity stake risk mitigation
I was [...]
Back in March this year, I published the first thoughts behind the impact lens that I have and use. It has since been further developed, the details of which are better explained in Chapter 1 of my book. However, here is a preview.
What is meant by “doing social good”, “things that [...]
I believe impact is the fair and equitable access to resources for all.
I spent a fair part of last year responding with this statement when people asked me what impact is. However, it didn’t yet resonate with many people – some preferred more broad concepts of impact (such as doing good, values-based investing, and [...]
Numbers enable us to count and compare. They are a quick way of communicating something. They sometimes form evidence on which to base our decisions. Numbers make us feel good. From my numbers of 2012, did I have a good year or a bad year? Do I keep going or do I do [...]
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Zack Miller of Tradestreaming.com, an online community of investors learning directly from experts. Have a listen as Zack and I engage in an intriguing conversation about how emotion and intuition affect investment decisions and how this features in impact investing.
The original post on Tradestreaming.com [...]
Things began in December 2011 as an unnamed social venture with an idea to move more investment capital towards social purpose businesses. Over the course of 2012, Pique Ventures evolved with the vision of creating a community of investors committed to an integrated way of investing.
Pique Ventures develops intriguing [...]
The role of charitable giving and philanthropy in the impact investing space is a frequent topic of conversation. Let’s Talk About Giving was the sixth event in the “Conversation for Investing with our Values” series hosted by Pique Ventures. On December 5th, Bonnie welcomed co-host Alli Riese from TIDES Canada and 14 conversationalists at [...]
Throughout my career, I enjoyed my work and working with the people around me. If I stopped enjoying my work or if the social environment around me changed, I forged a different path. I sought out interesting opportunities and exciting communities of people. I gave myself promotions and new skills development by changing roles and [...]
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- How Values Influence Your Motivation to Invest in the First Place | Pique Ventures on Why Do You Invest? Thoughts on Motivations
- What is Social Impact? | Pique Ventures on Integrated Investment Decision-Making
- What is social impact? | Pique Ventures on Impact Lens Updated
- Tina Crouse on Business Impact Canvas
- Women and Investment Decision-Making | Bonnie Foley-Wong on Impact Lens