In Making Money Moral: How a New Wave of Visionaries Is Linking Purpose and Profit, authors Judith Rodin and Saadia Madsbjerg explore a burgeoning movement of bold and ambitious innovators. These trailblazers are unlocking private-sector investments in new ways to solve global problems, from environmental challenges to social issues such as poverty and inequality. They are earning great returns and reimagining capitalism in the process.
Pioneers in the field of sustainable and impact investing, Rodin and Madsbjerg offer first-hand stories of how investors of every type and in every asset class are investing in world-changing solutions—with great success. Meet the visionaries who are leading this movement: The investment managers putting trillions of dollars to work, like TPG, Wellington Management, State Street Global Advisors, Nuveen, Amundi, APG and Natixis; The asset owners driving the transition, like GPIF and Pension Danmark; A new generation of entrepreneurs benefiting from the investments, like DreamBox Learning, an innovative educational technology platform, and Goodlife Pharmacies, which is disrupting the traditional notion of a pharmacy; The corporations that are repurposing their business models to meet demand for sustainable products and services, like Ørsted; and the nonprofits that are reimagining how to raise money for their work while creating significant value for investors, like The Nature Conservancy.
In their book, Rodin and Madsbjerg offer a deep look at the most powerful tools available today—and how they can be unlocked. They reveal who the investors are and what they want; How innovative products and investment strategies can deliver long-term value for investors while improving lives and protecting ecosystems; How leaders can build strategies and prepare their organizations to enter and expand this dynamic market; and How to measure impact, understand critical regulations, and avoid potential pitfalls. A roadmap to making the financial market a force for good, Making Money Moral is a must-read for those seeking private-sector capital to address a big problem, as well as those seeking both to mitigate risk and to invest in big solutions.
Rodin, Judith, 2021. Making Money Moral: How A New Wave of Visionaries Is Linking Purpose and Profit. Durham, NC: Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University.