Millennials are driving significant worldwide growth in the sustainable and green investment industry, which is now worth nearly $9 trillion, according to financial services company Morgan Stanley. Sustainable investment aims to deliver outsize returns and also meet targets aiming to help with societal and environmental concerns from around the world.
For most people, they have little say in how or where their work pension is invested. But new research has shown that a lack of engagement in this area could lead to 4.9 per cent lower returns in the long run. Workers who are saving into a workplace pension but
An Australian small pension fund has received global recognition for encouraging leading institutional investors toward impact investing. Christian Super, a leading Christian Industry investment fund for ethically sustainable projects, was announced as the winner of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment honors at the GSG Impact Summit 2017 in
Britain has remained the most attractive destination for foreign investment in financial services in Europe, according to a new study. New research conducted by EY has revealed that Britain's finance industry attracted 99 foreign direct investment projects in 2016 alone, which was up by five per cent on the previous
The National Geographic Society has announced that it will commit $50 million from its $1.1 billion endowment to impact investments, with the aim of increasing its dedication to furthering our understanding of the planet and generating a new range of solutions for global sustainability. Commenting on the announcement, Gary E.
The Ford Foundation,the human welfare foundation co-founded by the industrialist Henry Ford, has announced it is to invest $1 billion of its $12 billion endowment in impact investments in the largest commitment of its kind by a private organisation. The body will begin the 10-year mission-related strategy with an initial
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
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