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I’m writing a book about investing with our values and have a chapter on types of investing.  So I made a list of types and also terms related to investing with our values.  I bet the list is even longer than this.  Some of the terms I’ve noted below stretch the idea of “investing”.  I thought it would be worthwhile and wise to include them, at least to differentiate between different types of investing – that which generate a financial return, that which generates social change or impact, and that which generates a blended outcome.  What other terms do you use or that you’ve heard of?

  • Peer-to-Peer Lending
  • Angel Investing
  • Impact Investing
  • Social Finance
  • Triple Bottom Line Investing
  • Socially Responsible Investing
  • Ethical Investing
  • Shareholder Activism
  • Philanthropy and Venture Philanthropy
  • Charitable Giving
  • Time-Raising
  • Social Enterprise
  • Social Ventures and Social Purpose Businesses
  • [ ___________ ]