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Impact Investments Rise Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Investors who care about creating a positive impact for society have been stepping up to finance companies directly involved in addressing the coronavirus pandemic and to make sure others doing important work have the cash to keep going, according to ImpactAssets in Bethesda, Md. By the end of the second quarter of 2020, investments made

How To Invest And Have Impact Through Funds

Once regarded as a disruptive investment concept, impact investing has evolved into a diverse and intricate investment ecosystem. With this maturation has come the realization that impact investments can yield risk-adjusted, market-rate returns comparable to non-impact ones while also having a positive social or environmental impact. As such, interest in impact investing has grown, and not just

Predicting a ‘Kilo of Impact’

Impact investments surpassed $502 billion in 2018 while philanthropic giving is conservatively estimated at $485 billion, adding up to about a trillion dollars in impact. But the dollars are easier to budget than the impact. Post-facto studies and longitudinal data collection methods are too costly and belated to provide investors with data they need to compare investments and allocate

The Right Climate for Investments With a Positive Impact

Climate change and its consequences have been in the headlines more than ever lately, and for good reason. It is estimated that if the average global temperature rises by 2 degrees Celsius on average over the next decade, it will result in irreversible damage to our planet and its inhabitants. Governments and their leaders have

Global Impact Investments Show Healthy Growth: Study

The impact investing market continues to grow and mature, according to the Global Impact Investing Network’s ninth annual investor study. The 266 investors that participated in the study collectively manage $239 billion in impact investing assets, which they allocate across geographies, sectors and instruments. GIIN said this figure represents nearly half the total impact investing market as measured

ESG gets into gear: who’s winning the race to the fore?

Fiona Reynolds, CEO of the UN’s Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI), has recently heard ‘very large fund managers’ call ESG the ‘fad of the moment’. Given the level of airtime currently being enjoyed by ESG backers you’d be forgiven for thinking it has become a success overnight, but in fact its rise to prominence has

How One Woman Is Raising Money For 385,000 Women Entrepreneurs

Want a great return on your investment? Invest in women! I’ve written about: Investing in high-growth, women-led companies. Investing in publicly traded companies that are women friendly. Providing loans to women-owned companies via CNote and Kiva. Add to that list Women’s Livelihood Bond (WLB), the world’s first social sustainability bond to be listed on a stock exchange. The bond will support both

Why Impact Investing Has Reached a Tipping Point

More major mainstream investment managers are flocking to impact investments. Already, funds invested in it are well into the tens of trillions and some foundations are committing to invest their endowments in it. Perhaps even more telling than these indicators suggesting that impact investing is heading toward the mainstream: More students are enrolled in the