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Impact Investing for Rural Wealth Creation: Investing for Financial Returns and Community Impact

Making investments that generate financial value as well as social and environmental value (impact investing) is becoming increasingly popular as more traditional forms of investing are showing signs of widespread failure. This report outlines investment systems that provide returns to investors and lasting positive impacts for communities, and addresses financial challenges experienced by rural communities. It also provides examples of key participants in the investment chain and successful strategies for connecting rural communities with investors.