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Investment Criteria 2: Financial Return

Regarding financial return, traditional investors look to maximize IRR (internal rate of return) from every investment. Factors like time horizons, diversification, and appetite for risk influence the conversation as well. To this, we also add considerations of the impact we seek from a particular investment.

Sometimes achieving our social, spiritual, or environmental goals means delaying or sacrificing financial return. We refer to these investments as Impact First. In other instances financial return may be commensurate with traditional investments of the same risk type while also providing significant impact. These enterprises are Finance First investments. 

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