Glossary of Important Terms

In order to fully understand the resources and the analyses we have provided so far, you need to know what these terms mean. from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has a great glossary of financial terms that you can search

The Integrated Capital Game has a great subset of terms essential to the field

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  • Social Entrepreneurs seeking funding for their enterprises can find alternative financial models and long-term partners in the impact investing community.

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  • Asset Owners can align investments with their values, and seek out best practices and strategies.

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