Widening the lens on impact investing

21 min read 2 Oct 19

Summary: Impact investment is becoming increasingly scalable and inclusive to a wider set of investors looking for investable solutions that can offer tangible, real world impact alongside attractive returns. There are now several ways in which investors can access impact opportunities, and this paper takes a close look at impact investing through private debt and listed equity markets, respectively.

  • Impact investment can help to tackle major global sustainability challenges and facilitate our low-carbon future
  • Investors recognise how impact investment can help them meet their investment objectives over the long term
  • Opportunities to achieve real-world impact and earn attractive returns now span various asset classes, asset types and impact themes

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount they invested.

By Richard Sherry