– Publishers Weekly
"Impact investing is a subject that deserves in-depth, powerful scrutiny. Real Impact ...will give readers an introduction into understanding where this kind of work can bring hopeful change and where it can't. Timely!"
– BILL MCKIBBEN, ENVIRONMENTALIST
"Real Impact is a unique and valuable teaching tool. Morgan Simon's expertise in the field is unparalleled, and brilliantly shared through this book."
– VIKRAM GANDHI,
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL
"Morgan Simon has made a significant contribution with the very big idea that we can change the world by changing how we all relate to money. And lucky for us, Simon is as entertaining in her writing as she is brilliant in her concepts."
– VAN JONES, CNN
"Where we invest speaks to our values as a country that prioritizes our collective social welfare. Morgan Simon's innovative investment approach ensures money can serve as a force for good, for everyone."
– CONGRESSMAN KEITH ELLISON
"To drive significant social and environmental progress around the world, investors need to understand how to structure and deliver capital in a way that works for high-impact enterprises. Real Impact highlights the complicated trade-offs they will face along the risk-return spectrum and offers a blueprint for market growth. It helps fill the knowledge gap between optimism and execution."
– DEBRA SCHWARTZ,
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF
"Real Impact is a gift to the academic community. I know of no other resource available with such a balance of thought-provoking investment philosophy and practical advice--reflecting the depth of Morgan Simon's expertise and experience in impact investment."
– HEIDI KRAUEL PATEL,
STANFORD BUSINESS SCHOOL
"A critical cautionary tale--how do we scale social impact investment without leaving anyone behind? Morgan Simon is a master practitioner at inclusive investment; read Real Impact to learn from her compelling example."
– BEN JEALOUS, PARTNER,
AND FORMER PRESIDENT, NAACP
"Over 1,700 asset owners around the world, from pension funds to insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds, have become signatories to the UNPRI, as its becomes increasingly clear that social and environmental trends can create financial opportunities..Morgan Simon is a global leader in impact investing, and this book offers critical lessons for those interested in being on the cutting edge of this exciting new field."
– DR. JAMES GIFFORD, FOUNDER AND FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,
UNITED NATIONS PRINCIPLES ON RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT