Impact Investing Glossary

Learn all of the most important impact investing terms and concepts here. These definitions are based on our understanding, but borrow from publicly available information. We have attempted to include hyperlinks to sources where appropriate.

 

Accredited Investor

An accredited investor is a type of sophisticated investor. The SEC says that in the United States, an accredited investor is anyone who has made m...

Asset

An asset is a financial investment that is bought with the hope that it will grow in value and be sold at a higher price in the future.

Asset Allocation

Asset allocation is a way for an investment advisor to help a client find a balance between how much risk they are willing to take and their invest...

Benefit Corporation

A benefit corporation is a type of business that allows for-profit, mission-driven companies to pursue positive benefits to society as part of thei...

Blended Finance

Blended finance is the strategic mobilization of private capital alongside development funding (i.e. public and philanthropic funding) to finance s...

Blue Economy

The Blue Economy is a concept that has been gaining attention in recent years, as stakeholders and decision makers have begun to recognize its pote...

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