Impact investing is a growing field that is helping to address many of society’s most pressing challenges. It aims to achieve a financial return, as well as positive social, cultural or environmental impacts.
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Cuffelinks reader, Josh, asks: “Can you tell me about Impact Investment, how do I do this, and where do I go?” The market is gradually unlocking the challenges and potential of this sector.
Looking at the big picture, the world will gradually move away from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Progress will be slow and timing uncertain, but investments will need to adapt to the change in energy usage.
The activities of any company have an element of environmental and social cost not quantified in the profit and loss statement. In 2010 a global corporation pioneered a new form of reporting, which is gaining support.
Michael Porter’s ‘Shared Value’ is about creating value for both business (financial) and society (impact). It’s proactive, not reactive. And investment managers are in his sights.
Social impact investing is an emerging new asset class that provides opportunities for investors to generate both a financial and a social return.
The UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) initiative helps navigate the increasing environment, social and governance issues that face us today. What’s next on the ‘to do’ list?