Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN

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People, planet and profits: Impact investing exceeds $500bn

In a world where the dual scourges of immense poverty and global warming often overwhelm even the most optimistic people, investors of a new breed are stepping into the breach and staking hundreds of billions of dollars on solving the massive problems facing humankind. But this path to positive impacts isn't just about doing good. It's also about making

Impact firms bet on forests as world worries over rise in temperatures

Impact investors have started raising more funds to invest in the forestry sector as devastating environmental problems caused by rising temperatures demand growing investments to reduce carbon emissions across the world. There are 34 asset managers globally who manage $9.4bn in forestry assets. In the two years to 2019, these firms raised 10 new funds

Stricter global standards needed for impact funds to work – OECD

Impact investment funds should be measured more strictly to ensure they are transparent about how much good their money is doing, the OECD said on Thursday, a day after a hoax letter on environmental investments hit global headlines. The funds, which promise social and environmental benefits as well as financial returns, could do more good

Farming, food and education benefit as investing for good booms

The amount of money invested in projects with a social or environmental benefit has doubled in the last year to $228 billion, according to a report released on Tuesday, with strong growth in education, food and agriculture. Investors around the world are becoming more interested in putting their money into projects that do good, according