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What’s Cooler Than a Million Dollars? Changing a Million Lives

May 8, 2011

Henry Ford once said that a business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. Impact investing takes that idea to a new level. Impact investors look for businesses that have a positive social or environmental impact as well as the potential for financial return. One of the pioneers in the field is the Omidyar Network, created by Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay, and his wife Pam.

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