Impact Investments

Insights and News about Socially Responsible ‘Impact Investments’

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

natural spring aquifier

It can be difficult to measure a return on investment when that investment is made into natural assets such as forests and groundwater, however a new study looks set to change all that. A research team from Yale University in the US put together a study called ‘Measuring the value

sustainable investments

A new report from Credit Suisse and McKinsey & Co. has revealed a growing interest in financial products that have positive benefits for the environment. The report, entitled ‘From Niche to Mainstream: The Building of an Institutional Asset Class,’ showed the rise in the number of institutional investors looking for

recycle symbol reflecting forestry impact investment

Impact investments look set to become big news in 2016 as people become increasingly aware of global issues and how their financial and consumer decisions impact things on a bigger scale. Among consumers, we’re already seeing a huge level of growth in the number of ethical businesses, not just launching,

drone on farm impact investing

Impact investing might be an alternative investment vehicle that carries the baggages of social or moral motives, but they can still match other forms of investment. This is the view of Hannah Schiff, senior research associate at the Global Impact Investing Network. Speaking to GreenBiz, she said: “The data shows

social investing

Impact investments deliver excellent financial returns for investors of up to nine per cent, according to some of the latest figures from consultancy Global Impact Investing Network and Cambridge Associates. An unfortunate but lasting perception of impact investments is that these assets offer lower financial returns than more traditional profit-focused