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Impact Investing

Impact Investing

Impact Investments are investments made in social enterprises or investment funds that target social enterprises with the intention of generating positive social and/or environmental impact alongside a financial return.  The term “double bottom line” is also sometimes used to describe the same concept.  Some definitions include “measurable impact” to emphasize that social and environmental returns are often measured and reported to investors.

Depending on the strategic goals of the investor, such investments can be made in frontier, emerging or developed markets, and can target a range of financial returns from commercial (“market”) returns to concessional (“below-market”) returns. As opposed to SRI and ESG investing, which rely on exclusionary practices to screen out harmful investments, Impact Investing aims to bridge the altruistic principles of philanthropy with traditional investing.  

About Impact Capital Partners

At Impact Capital Partners, our mission is to connect institutional capital with the growing impact investment market to address the world’s most pressing challenges. By utilizing impact investments, institutional investors are able to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. We are constantly finding new impact investment opportunities in both emerging and developed markets, targeting market-rate returns. Schedule a call with us HERE if you’re interested in learning more about our impact investing strategies.

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