Impact Investing: Identifying Opportunities and Demonstrating Results
Impact investing, the term used to describe investments intended to generate an environmental and social impact alongside a financial return1, has grown in popularity amongst mainstream institutional investors in recent years. As an example, the green bond market is growing rapidly, with projected issuance up to $40bn for 2014 (a four-fold increase over 2013) and $100bn for 20152. In addition to green bonds, impact investing provides investors with opportunities across asset classes. As a result, an increasingly diverse investor base, including dedicated "green" investors and other broad-based institutional investors, may consider utilizing impact investing as part of their expanding investment choice set.
View the recorded webinar and hear from the panel of expert speakers and learn how investors are utilizing the latest trends and strategies in impact investing to identify opportunities and compete with traditional asset allocate strategies.
- Veronique Menou, Vice President, MSCI ESG Research
- Raul Pomares, Founder, Sonen Capital
- Kate Starr, Vice President, Capital Deployment, Heron Foundation
1 Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) http://www.thegiin.org/cgi-bin/iowa/resources/about/index.html
2 Climate Bonds Initiative