Impact Investments

Insights and News about Socially Responsible ‘Impact Investments’
fund investing in women

UBS’ wealth management division has raised $110 million to put into a US venture capital fund that will invest in firms in the health, environment and education sectors that are headed or co-managed by women. The impact investing fund will be managed by Rethink Impact, a venture capital house that

Investors in the alternative investment industry are increasingly prioritising ethical, environmental and social issues when they decide where to put their money, new research suggests. A new survey of asset managers, insurance companies, wealth funds and private and public pension funds finds ‘responsible investing’ is growing in importance as organisations

The amount of privately-held cash being put into conservation projects reached $8.2 billion between 2004 and 2015 amid “growing recognition” that forests represent a smart investment. Research by Forest Trends shows that the amount of private capital invested into the natural world grew a whopping 62 per cent in just

wind power europe

Europe received a record total of €27.5 billion of new investments in wind power in 2016, adding 12.5 gigawatts (GW) of new power capacity, according to a new report issued by industry body WindEurope. According to the newly published figures, wind energy projects accounted for 51 per cent of all

Aim market london

“The increase in M&A shows that Aim works.” Dealmaking on the UK’s Alternative Investment Market (Aim) rose sharply in 2016 with 34 companies listed on it being snapped up, a fifth more than the 28 taken over in 2015. Research from Hacker Young suggests the number of Aim takeovers shows

The growing importance and value of impact investing for corporations of all sizes, across all sectors, has been highlighted by a progress report made by a major corporation regarding its impact investment commitment. In 2014, Prudential Financial, Inc. confirmed that it would be doubling its impact investment portfolio from around

According to new research, impact investing has become such an appealing prospect that one third of institutional investors have plans to boost their portfolio allocations to the asset class over the next three years. The survey was carried out by Greenwich Associates and American Century Investments and questioned 75 institutional

Sustainable development

Impact investing has hit the headlines following its endorsement by the US State Department at the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, held last week. At the event, the State Department, along with Bretton Woods II, announced the introduction of the Trillion Dollar Challenge, which is aimed to help

Latin America Impact Investment

Impact investing is expected to see marked growth across Latin America following the publication of a new report which shines a light on the investment trend for the first time. In order to make the right decisions regarding a new investment, detailed, reliable information is needed to inform those choices

social impact

According to new research, almost half of family businesses across the world are now including social impact investing as part of their philanthropic portfolio, highlighting the growing importance of the investment medium. The Family Business Philanthropy – Creating Lasting Impact Through Values and Legacy report, which was carried out by