There’s great potential for impact investing to decrease income equality in the United States, but for that to happen, investors need to pay more attention to how they structure their investments.  Impact investing is on the ascendency, with more than $60 billion in assets under management and the potential for that number to grow quickly into the trillions. At the same time, income inequality is increasing in the United States and, as a recent Pew Research Center poll that examines “Views of Race and Inequality” (February 29 to May 8, 2016) attests, there remain striking differences in Americans’ perception of economic opportunity depending on one’s race or ethnicity. In this context, some might argue that it is impossible for the impact investing field to be a part of the solution to addressing inequality. One could even argue that, as an instrument of capitalism, impact investing is bound to perpetuate inequality,

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