Impact investing is a field of asset management where social and/or environmental outcomes are valued as highly as financial returns
At its best, impact investing delivers a financial return for the investor alongside a meaningful and measurable improvement in people’s lives, community productivity, and/or environmental quality. Impact investing applies the rigor of financial analysis to sustainable development performance. A great impact investment manager can show in no ambiguous terms how investing delivers real financial and social environmental gains.
Read more: Impact investors shoot for clearer goals, Owen Walker, Financial Times, 9/19/18