Contracts with (Social) benefits: The implementation of impact investing
Journal of Financial Economics
We draw on new data and theory to examine how private market contracts adapt to serve multiple goals, particularly the social-benefit goals that impact funds add to their financial goals. Counter to the intuition from multitasking models (Holmstrom and Milgrom, 1991), few impact funds tie compensation directly to impact, and most retain traditional financial incentives. However, funds contract directly on impact in other ways and adjust aspects of the contracts such as governance. In the cross-section of impact funds, those with higher profit goals contract more tightly around both goals.
Christopher Geczy, et al., 142 J. Fin. Econ. 697 (2021).
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Christopher Geczy, Jessica Jeffers, David K. Musto & Anne Tucker,
Contracts with (Social) benefits: The implementation of impact investing,
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