In a world facing challenges related to a changing climate and stark social inequalities, the concept of impact investing is compelling, powerful and frequently misunderstood. As a field of practice, impact investing builds on the long history of social investing and is rapidly evolving with an infusion of new ideas and participants.
- Impact investing has largely been driven by wealthy individuals and foundations. It’s time for institutions to step up.
June 9, 2016
SEATTLE -- Brighton Jones, a unique wealth management firm that positions itself as a Personal CFO for its clients, recently announced the launch of Impact Portfolios, a solution designed for clients and investors seeking an impact-oriented investment strategy.
Social impact investing means business l Arctic Startup
May 30, 2016
Many investors think impact investing is the same as following ESG (environmental, social and governance) guidelines. Following ESG guidelines is the minimum requirement for a business to be called sustainable. One could argue that ESG is about minimising the harm done to society and if no harm is done, then it must be good. But to actively pursue a positive and measurable impact with investing is something that should really be called impact investing – and sustainable investing.
SIFMA Hosts Social Impact Investment Roundtable On Capitol Hill, Bringing Together Industry Experts And Lawmakers
May 26, 2016
- Today, SIFMA hosted a roundtable on Social Impact Investing with industry experts and Members of Congress. The event fueled a discussion between the financial services industry and Members of Congress, on the role of America's capital markets in creating and funding programs designed to improve local communities. The event was held on Capitol Hill and participants included Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., president and CEO of SIFMA, as well as Representatives Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), John Delaney (D-MD), Tom Reed (R-NY) and Jared Polis (D-CO). Industry participants included Audrey Choi, CEO, Institute for Sustainable Investing, Morgan Stanley; Stephen Freedman, Head of Thematic and Sustainable Investing Strategy US, UBS; and Navjeet Bal, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Social Finance.