The impact investment market is undergoing rapid growth. In Australia in 2018, total assets under management using an impact and community investment strategy increased by 72.5% (Responsible Investment Benchmark Report 2019 Australia - pdf). (If you missed Part 1 of this article - you can find it here) There is notable and unsurprising interest from the … Continue reading Impact: It Doesn’t Matter How You Get Here, It’s What You Do Once You Arrive (Part 2)
One-third of consumers choose to buy from brands they believe are doing social or environmental good. This report from Unilever shows that increasingly people care about the impact on the planet that results from the products they buy. A recent Lowy Institute survey revealed 59% of respondents believe climate change is a "serious and pressing problem". In … Continue reading The Disconnect between Values and Investments
Jed Emerson is an internationally recognised thought leader in impact investing and the originator of the concept of Blended Value. "I coined the term Blended Value to reflect what I felt was the reality that value was whole and that what all of us were bumping up against was a bifurcated world which asked us … Continue reading What is the Purpose of Capital?
Investors are realising they can do good with their capital without having to sacrifice the financial return. And fund managers and institutions are responding with new products to cater for a significant increase in demand. The Benchmarking Impact Report 2018 has just been published by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia. It provides an in depth analysis … Continue reading Impact Investment Market Quadruples in 4 Years
A collection of articles on impact investing - from starting out to taking a deep dive. New to Impact Investing? Impact Investing Australia Impact Investing Glossary - Impact Investment Forum (RIAA) 10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Impact Investing - Forbes Making Sense of the Many Kinds of Impact Investing - Harvard Business Review Investors Don't … Continue reading Reading List: Impact Investing
The purpose of life is a life of purpose - Robert Byrne Increasingly I'm having conversations with clients about socially responsible or ethical investing. I'm not sure if we're becoming more socially and environmentally conscious or it's just the demographic of who I'm talking to. It got me thinking about the potential conflict between … Continue reading Investing with Purpose