Impact Investments

Insights and News about Socially Responsible ‘Impact Investments’

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

sustainable forestry investment

Sustainable investors will be interested to know that the US Green Building Council (USGBC) has confirmed it is to give credit to the timber produced from forests that are sustainably certified. The council has confirmed that it is to encourage a higher rate of responsibly sourced building across the US

Australia impact invesgtments

A new impact investment body is shining a spotlight on the many virtues of impact investment for Australia. This week, leaders from across Australia’s finance, corporate and community sectors have met in Canberra to urge the Government to lend its support to this form of investing. Impact investing – which