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Submitted by: Maximpact
Posted: Mar 06, 2013 – 03:42 PM EST
LOS ANGELES, Mar. 06 /CSRwire/ - Maximpact today announces the launch of a new platform focused on providing the CSR community with impact investment capital, opportunities and information - worldwide.
Maximpact is a web-based metaportal for the impact investment sector. It operates as a secure online listing service for impact investing deals that lets a broad range of investors, intermediaries and entrepreneurs—including those from the CSR sector—connect and share impact deal information online. Maximpact’s platform offers the CSR sector new opportunities to broaden its horizons, take part in an exciting new social investing movement and put capital to work where it will do the most good.
What does CSR have to do with impact investing? At Maximpact, we believe that CSR has an important role to play in the future of impact. Both movements are founded on a belief that good business can be combined with positive social and environmental outcomes. Both reflect the global trend for aligning the goals of enterprise and with the needs of society. CSR’s broad reach and universal acceptance make it a powerful potential force for good in the world today. Now impact investing offers CSR a new way of doing good and demonstrating social responsibility.
How does Maximpact do this? Maximpact starts with a broad definition of impact that allows us to welcome users from every part of the expanding sector and every corner of the world. This inclusivity helps us bring the CSR, philanthropy, and eco and green technology sectors together with pioneer impact investors for the first time. (See chart below)
The aim is to increase deal-flow and accelerate sector development by encouraging more players—and new kinds of players—to come into the arena.
The result is a dynamic investing environment that offers the largest and most varied selection of impact opportunities to be found anywhere.
The Maximpact platform gives CSR investors easy access to a world of impact activity.
To find out more about how using Maximpact can strengthen your CSR program, visit Maximpact.com. Registration is free.
Maximpact is a web-based metaportal designed to increase the depth and effectiveness of impact investment across the globe. It operates as a secure web-based listing service that allows CSR Professionals, as well as entrepreneurs, intermediaries, and funds to share information about CSR initiatives and impact investment deals, online. Its platform facilitates impact investment by building bridges between CSR executives, philanthropists, investors, innovating entrepreneurs, new technologies and green businesses in all parts of the world. Maximpact is also a knowledge aggregator and database for global impact investment activity across the sector.
About Impact Investment
Impact investments are an emerging asset class. The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) defines impact investments as those that "aim to solve social or environmental challenges while generating financial profits." Impact investors range from philanthropic foundations to commercial and financial institutions, to high net worth individuals, investing across the capital structure, across regions and business sectors, and with a range of impact objectives.
About Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
CSR is a process through which a company is responsible for providing more benefits than just profits for shareholders.
The term "corporate social responsibility" came into common use in the late 1960s and early 1970s after many multinational corporations formed the term stakeholder, meaning those on whom an organization's activities have an impact.
It suggests that a company has a role to play in treating its employees well, preserving the environment, developing sound corporate governance, supporting philanthropy, fostering human rights, respecting cultural differences and helping to promote fair trade, among others. All are meant to have a positive impact on the communities, cultures, societies and environments in which companies operate.
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