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Social Impact: Invest In the World You Want to Live In

March 23, 2017

A research approach seeking innovative companies dedicated to impact causes that can potentially deliver attractive returns is the key to social impact investing.

by Eric Rice, PhD, Managing Director, Multi-Asset Portfolio Manager; R. Patrick Kent, CFA, CMT, Managing Director, Multi-Asset Portfolio Manager; and Andrew Snow, CFA, Investment Director, for Wellington Management. Eric Price and R. Patrick Kent are the Portfolio Managers for the Hartford Global Impact Fund.


High-potential social impact companies are doing what governments, philanthropies, and industry incumbents have been slow—or unable—to do: make the world a better place and deliver attractive financial returns in the process.


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