Impact investing continues to pick up speed. What does this mean? Investors are looking for more than just returns, they want to invest in organizations that will also generate a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact. This could include anything from selecting companies with green technologies to companies that give back to their communities.
This growing trend requires public companies to include initiatives aimed at corporate social responsibility in their business plans, and calls for money managers to better familiarize themselves with the myriad of options available to investors who demand their investments make an impact.
Here’s a look at the numbers behind this rapidly growing trend: