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September 9, 2021   |   By The New York Community Trust
Smart philanthropy: Impact investing to power social change

The field of “Impact Investing” has grown in recent years and has been discussed widely in the philanthropic community. We invited Georgia Levenson Keohane, author of “Capital and the Common Good,” to illuminate the topic and provide insight into its future. Below are some excerpts of her conversation with New York Community Trust President Lorie Slutsky.

What is Impact Investing?

Levenson Keohane gives a basic explanation.

 

The Trust’s Experiences

Slutsky talks about The Trust’s initial work with Impact Investing.

 

Caution in the Marketplace

There are some offerings that are a cause for concern, Levenson Keohane explains.

 

Looking to the Future

Slutsky explains where Impact Investing may be heading.

 

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