Date: 12/22/2014
Author: Amina Elahi

Cubs Owner Ricketts Ventures into Social Impact Investing

Many Americans see the holidays as a time to focus on charitable giving. But some in the investment community believe individuals can put their money to work with a good conscience year-round.

That’s why Incapital, a Chicago-based firm that underwrites and sells fixed income securities and structured notes, in September launched Legacy, a platform that aims to help financial advisors guide clients toward social impact investment options.

Social impact investing — sometimes also referred to as values-based investing or socially conscious investing — refers to investing practices that seek socially beneficial returns in addition to financial ones.

More individuals and institutions are participating in this type of investing. One example is Domini Social Investments, which manages three mutual funds that boast a combined $1.4 billion in assets.

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