About Impact Investing
Impact investing addresses global social and environmental challenges and enables growth and scaling of innovative businesses with positive impact, alongside high financial profits. It challenges the long-held view that social and environmental issues should only be addressed through philanthropic donations and that market investment should focus exclusively on generating financial returns. This dichotomy no longer stands up to today’s reality in the financial world.
Impact investments are investments made with the intention of achieving positive, measurable social and environmental impacts in addition to a financial return. Impact investments can be made in both emerging and developed markets and target a range of returns, depending on the strategic objectives of the investor.
Impact investing adds a third dimension to traditional investment theory, including impact criteria alongside the assessment of financial return and risk.