Impact Investments

Insights and News about Socially Responsible ‘Impact Investments’
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

impact investments

According to an impact investment expert, the mode of investing could help to solve some of the "critical issues" of modern day life. Fran Seegull, the chief investment officer and managing director for the nonprofit financial services firm ImpactAssets, said that impact investing could be the key to solving some

According to an expert at US Trust, increasing numbers of Millennials are turning to impact investments as they seek to make more out of their investments than a mere return. Jackie VanderBrug, the senior vice president at US Trust, said that many investors these days were no longer content with

Impact investing is thriving, but there is more positivity to come over the coming months, industry experts have said. According to the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), investors injected more than $15 billion to impact investments over the course of last year, and they have said they plan to commit

commercial forestry

The chairman of a sustainable investment organisation has said that investing in commercial forestry is a good move for businesses, who will see that tackling climate change and stopping deforestation can also be profitable. Eric Bettelheim, CEO and chairman of Floresta Singapore, which works to demonstrate that private sector investment