Real Impact
Morgan Simon
Nation Books, October 2017

Impact investment—the support of social and environmental projects with a financial return—has become a hot topic on the global stage; poised to eclipse traditional aid by ten times in the next decade. But the field is at a tipping point: Will impact investment empower millions of people worldwide, or will it replicate the same mistakes that have plagued both aid and finance?

Morgan Simon is an investment professional who works at the nexus of social finance and social justice. In Real Impact, she teaches us how to get it right, leveraging the world’s resources to truly transform the economy. Over the past seventeen years, Simon has influenced over $150 billion from endowments, families, and foundations. In Real Impact, Simon shares her experience as both investor and activist to offer clear strategies for investors, community leaders, and entrepreneurs alike. Real Impact is essential reading for anyone seeking real change in the world.

About the Author

Morgan Simon is a widely-recognized leader in impact investment that has influenced over $150 billion in capital over the last seventeen years. Simon currently co-leads Candide Group, and is the founder and chair of the non-profit Transform Finance. A graduate of Swarthmore College, Simon serves as an adjunct professor at Middlebury College’s graduate school program. She lives in the Bay Area.