It is no secret, I’m a firm believer that impact investing is a movement that is taking off and here to stay. In the U.S. and around the world we’ve seen segments of the market start to move from informed, to educated, to activated. We’ve seen private capital unleashed with a focus on impact across sectors, geographies and asset classes. As an investor and a philanthropist, I’m encouraged by the good news I’ve seen, highlighting growth in the number of successful social enterprises. But even as we celebrate the major milestones we’ve achieved in impact investing, it’s important to remember that these are still the early days of impact investing and we have to pay attention to the critiques from skeptics.
In a recent post on Medium, as part of a blog series in the run up to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit kicking off today, I reviewed some of the myths and skeptical perceptions that we’re hearing, which may be posing barriers to taking impact investing to the next level. You can read more about the 4 Myths of Impact Investing here.