Curated by Alexandra Court, Invest for Good brings together ideas, strategies and people who are determined to create social change through projects that are a force for good in the world.
I started this blog to champion inspiring people who are using their time, energy and resources to challenge the status quo. Their work is positively impacting people and bringing about measurable social and environmental change.
I wanted to know what motivates people in impact investment, learn more about their strategies, and how they measure their success.
Invest For Good highlights what collaboration, purpose and a healthy dose of determination can achieve.
We discussed their experiences, the challenges they have faced, and the things they have learned along the way. This provides a great insight into what it takes to make a difference in the world.
I am sure you will be as inspired by them as I was. I hope their commitment and dedication will help us see how we too - no matter what our background, skill set or location - have the power to change and solve social problems.
There are few things more rewarding than using your skills and expertise in this way. I would encourage anyone who could make a positive contribution, or if you would simply like more information, to get in touch.
Alexandra Court, October 2019.
More about the blog
Alexandra has 25 years’ experience at leading legal and financial institutions. With increasing awareness of social and environmental issues, people are thinking of impact alongside a financial return on investment. Alexandra is particularly interested to explore the roles that finance, social investment and innovation play in this field.
“The landscape is now filled with people who believe the principle that money, businesses and finance can be used to do good in the world. We’re in an explosive period of people tackling all kinds of global and local issues with financial tools” – Joel Solomon, Chairman, Renewal Funds.
There is an increase in social entrepreneurs that are also problem solvers. They see that business could address many social responsibilities. Impact Investment allows us to combine this passion, spirit and kindness with fiscal models to build a successful life for more people, and conserve and preserve the planet.
With the continued and growing interest in impact investment, Invest for Good will explore the range of returns offered by social investment funds, social enterprises and community businesses. This blog will discuss topics including social investment companies, institutional investors, business models, financial performance, emerging markets, venture capital and how these can address social issues and challenges.