- Impact investing is growing in popularity and a growing body of evidence suggests that the sector can deliver strong financial and social returns.
- The impact sector lacks universally accepted definitions, criteria and models to help investors achieve their optimal mix of double-bottom line returns.
- There’s an opportunity for firms to create cost-effective solutions for gathering and independently verifying impact data.
There is tremendous heat behind impact investing, thanks to a confluence of factors: the UNSDGs (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals); a new generation of “woke” investors seeking strong financial and social returns; and growing proof that impact strategies can deliver on both counts. Yet, the sector is still lagging when it comes to helping investors easily sort through their options.