Impact Investments

Insights and News about Socially Responsible ‘Impact Investments’
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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

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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

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,