Around the world, investors choose organizations that offer social or environmental solutions as well as financial returns.
There's a new breed rising up from Scotland to India to help investors identify investment opportunities.
In Scotland, it will launch its first new stock exchange this year in nearly 50 years. It will list securities and tradeable assets, such as bonds, funds and stocks and shares, with measurable environmental or social outcomes.
In India, the country's government is planning to open an electronic platform to enable social enterprises to raise capital.
According to the Global Impact Investing Network, the two countries are following initiatives in Canada and Singapore to help social entrepreneurs tap into a market whose estimated value is now $502 billion. Read the Entire Article
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“TEO” and co-founder of Honest Tea, Seth Goldman, talks about living in a shade of grey – businesses wouldn’t exist without its consumers. As he said, “There are current issues we deal with, and even if we solve one of those issues, we should be moving on to the next one. As long as we are a consumer-based economy, there’s no way around it. No way to totally lose that area of grey.”