Small Money Big Impact brilliantly illustrates what microfinance is, how it works and all the ways microloans and impact investing can be a socially and financially rewarding asset class.
Impact investing is a global megatrend and is reshaping the way people invest as pension funds, insurance companies, foundations, family offices and private investors jump on board.
However, more than two billion people still lack access to basic financial services so opportunities abound. This first-of-its-kind guide offers in-depth, yet accessible coverage to making a social and environmental impact, while benefiting from competitive, consistent and uncorrelated returns. Returns that have proven themselves for well over a decade.
Gain expert-level understanding of both the processes and investment vehicles used in microfinance as well as an awareness of the power this asset class has to enrich the impoverished.
- Explore the global impact investing phenomenon
- Learn how microloans work, and how they make a difference
- Discover why investors are increasingly leaning into impact investing
- Consider the factors that inform impact investing decisions
Small Money Big Impact has your complete solution to using a small amount of capital to make the world a better place and sustain a robust portfolio.
"This book is a standard reference. It is an invaluable contribution towards the further development of current strategies in the fight against global poverty."
–Prof. Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum (WEF)
PRAISE FOR SMALL MONEY
"Impact investing is a megatrend! Fanconi and Scheurle provide an insightful and very well-researched look into this new Asset Class. A must-read for any private or institutional investor."
—Boris Collardi, CEO, Julius Baer Group Ltd.
"Small Money Big Impact is a great read and door opener to this meaningful topic."
—Deval L. Patrick, MD BainCapital; former Governor of Massachusetts, USA
"A thoughtful reflection bringing timely input to the new field of impact investing, with the great benefit of being based on rich experience in microfinance."
—Prof. Michael Chu, Harvard Business School
"A meaningful and timely contribution for any investor."
—Tadashi Maeda, CEO, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
"Poverty is man-made and it can be finally overcome by providing adequate skills and professional, efficient finance to individuals."
—Monika Beck, Director Compliance, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
"Microfinance is like a fabric – weaving its threads across the world. Business leaders need to be smart enough to realise how important impact investing has become."
—Omar Qandeel, Member of the Board, BlueOrchard Finance