Impact investments are investments made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a [risk-adjusted] financial return.
Can be made in both emerging and developed markets
It is a methodology, that can target a broad range of returns depending on the asset class, industry and maturity of an investment
Impact Investing addresses most pressing challenges in various sectors such as sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, conservation, microfinance, housing, healthcare, education…
Is embraced by various types of investors such as banks, pension funds, wealth managers, asset managers, family offices, private investors, religious institutions, governments and development finance institutions
Impact investing shouldn’t be “green washing”, or “impact washing”, i.e., impact specialists should focus on the true, long-term and substantial environment and social impact of the investment