A Short Guide to Impact Investing

This guide is intended to help bring newcomers into the game. Hopefully it helps high net worth individuals, family offices and others to know some of the questions, if not the answers, to determine what’s right for them and what to do next to move toward meaningful, measurable impact.


It is kept short and fun to read. A flexible framework and a simple taxonomy to help people get their arms around impact investing were developed. There are also several profiles of impact ventures, funds and investors included that you can see at ImpactAlpha (impactalpha.com).


This guide aims to inform, pose questions, provide some answers and develop a robust conversation.