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Impact: Reshaping Capitalism to Drive Real Change Paperback – May 25, 2021
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- Publisher : Morgan James Publishing (May 25, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 270 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1631955144
- ISBN-13 : 978-1631955143
- Item Weight : 11.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.61 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #171,995 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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We all feel that something is not right and even broken with our capitalist system. We all feel there's a lot to change. However, rarely do we encounter the right ideas and alternatives to help us see beyond our current problems.
This book provides an inspiring recipe for a better economic system, a stronger society, and moral equality.
It lays out a solid theory about the risk-profit-impact helix and then provides a plethora of ideas and examples.
The first thing you feel when you finish this book is an internal urge to act, to make a difference. This book is not only an invitation to think differently, it is also a wake-up call. It encourages us to imagine a better world for ourselves and our children and gives us great advice on how to navigate in this exciting emerging domain called "Impact investment". A great read for everyone who cares.
The tenor of this book, as well as that of the author’s life, is evident in his words he offers to the reader upon opening his book: ‘As this book goes to print, our economics are in lockdown because of Corona virus. Huge sectors of our economics have come to a sudden stop, unemployment is rising to levels unseen since the Great Depression and stock markets have crashed. The strains on our economic and financial systems are likely to ne orders of magnitude greater than those we experienced during the crash of 2008. Across the world, the people worst hit, once again, will be the most vulnerable to our societies. I hope the new thinking revealed in these pages will lead our governments to direct their massive economic measures in such a way that it creates the maximum positive social impact. Social justice must dictate our economic response to this grave crisis, so that we do not emerge from it with even greater pain, inequality and violent rebellion against the inequity of our system.’
With that thoughtful overview of our time and issue of hope for change, Cohen leads us through an overview of economics that is not only informative, but also a finely tuned challenge for change. His ‘Impact Revolution” is ‘fueled by impact investment, it will allow us to address the dangerous inequality and degradation of our planet, and will lead us to a new and better world.’ His concept: impact capitalism that aligns the private sector with government allowing the opportunity to work in harmony instead of opposition, attracting capital from investment markets to achieve a technology revolution, and marrying social and environmental impact with profit!
This is an accessible publication that encourages us to rethink the ‘now’ and prepare to alter the future of our world for the better. Easy to read, important to incorporate, Sir Ronal Cohen has provided a sound resource to initiate the changes we so desperately need. Grady Harp, December 20
Top reviews from other countries
What a fascinating read, totally inspiring and how perfectly-timed to coincide with the waking up of the world, after months in lockdown and confusion.
I plan to send copies of IMPACT to all my family and friends. I totally embrace the big picture of this exciting new order, but also loved the touching stories and individual case studies.
A triumph and undoubtably a best-seller in the making.
For anyone considering diving into the world of a impact Investing, this book is not a technical
guide of detailed impact accounting principles but is certainly the one to read before all the others..
Stick with it! - the book moves beyond an account of a few early, narrow social-investment examples and elevates to provide a set of global, long-term operating principles that have the potential to rewire capital markets over the coming decades.
Sir Ronald's credentials and experience in this area are unparalleled, and this book is an excellent read both for those new to the field and old hands seeking a refreshingly clear perspective. Highly recommend.
It is inspiring, thought provoking and filled with concrete examples of how change is already happening and how we can not only participate in the change but also lead it. As you read the book you quickly realise that we are living the beginnings of a revolution as significant as the tech revolution has been.
IMPACT is a book you can’t put down once you start reading it.