Financial return

Home/Tag: Financial return

Social Impact Investing: Benefits and Recommendations for Investors

On August 19, 2019, nearly 200 chief executives met to redefine the purpose and role of businesses in society. The outcome of this meeting was a paradigm shift from the long-held corporate orthodoxy that shareholders’ interests are supreme to a standard that promotes “an economy that serves all Americans.”  Although not entirely a new phenomenon,

At Harvard B-School, lessons for impact investors

Harvard Business School is known for guiding the next generation of financial leaders through compelling case studies in management, innovation and global intelligence. Now the curriculum includes impact investing, which incorporates positive environmental, social and governance values into investment decisions. Vikram Gandhi, a senior lecturer, developed the course “Investing in the 21st Century: Return, Risk

Why demand for impact investing is already outstripping supply

Traditionally, the primary focus for investments has been the financial return. However, recently the focus has shifted to a different type of reward, ones rooted in creating a social or environmental benefit. Impact investing puts investor capital to work directly in organisations, companies or projects whose core mission is to generate financial return alongside a

Impact Investors Seek to Expand Market

Impact investing has accelerated rapidly in the last several years as more investors—both big institutional firms as well as wealthy families—seek to put capital into enterprises that make a difference for people and the planet while still generating a financial return. Investors who view impact investing as a path to achieving real change, can take