Impact Investments

Insights and News about Socially Responsible ‘Impact Investments’
greenhouse gas

A new initiative to increase engagement between investors and large multi-national corporations with regards to their contribution to climate change is likely to have a major impact in 2018. Around the two-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement, some 225 heavy-hitting investors, with a total of USD$26.3 trillion of assets under

alternative investment india

Investors in India are putting more and more cash into alternative investments, according to a new report from Preqin. There is now some US$43bn invested across a range of alternative asset classes in the country. These include private equity, hedge funds, private debt, real estate, venture capital and infrastructure. Although

forestry south america

The global impact fund TriLinc recently announced an additional £13 million investment in term loans and trade finance facilities to companies, including timber businesses, operating in Latin America. This will bring the total for financing commitments as of October 31st to £293 million worth of business expansion and socioeconomic developments

green bonds

Many of the world’s leading financial institutions are increasingly turning to alternative investments, particularly those tied to environmental or social causes, in order to attract the best returns for their clients and customers. Foremost among them are many insurance and pension fund managers who are committed to providing long-term, stable

A newly published review called on the UK government to provide more support for social impact investment and for asset managers to boost the number of impact investment products they make available to investors. Commissioned by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the report has revealed that the

A national British investment body has called on the government to dedicate £2 billion to a fund aimed at promoting an "inclusive and sustainable economy", with the goal of aligning institutional investors' capital to the United Nations' sustainable development promises. The call was one of 15 recommendations put forward in

Millenials are more likely to use their pension to invest responsibly than any other investment vehicle, according to new research. Though you might expect them to be more at home using an online crowdfunding platform or a mobile trading app, millennial investors told surveyors from The Wisdom Council that they

Singapore impact investment

A worldwide survey conducted by Natixis Global Asset Management has revealed that around three in four, or 73 per cent, Singaporean investors consider investing in companies based on their social impact. According to the research, based on the company's 2017 Individual Investor Survey,, 84 per cent of investors review their

A new survey has found that a large majority of French retail investors – 72 per cent – want their funds to have mandatory integration of sustainability issues. According to an Ipsos Mori survey conducted on behalf of Vigeo Eiris, an international environmental, social and governance (ESG) data provider, and

Impact investments in India have grown at an exponential rate over the past decade, it has been revealed. Between 2010 and 2016, these funds totalled more than USD5.2 billion as the market attracted over 50 active impact funds, according to new research by McKinsey, and it's predicted that the market