Corporate growth and strong capital markets (i.e. stock market, banking system) have been our engines of progress, but we are to a point where those engines have created, or at least contributed to the critical issues we face today like income inequality and environmental sustainability.
The idea of returning values, accountability, and transparency to corporations and capital markets has the ability to address many of our challenges at their root, and impact investing is pushing us there.
Impact investng comes in a wide variety of ﬂavors, but at its core it’s two things: helping a social or environmental cause (Impact) and making money (Investing). As simple as this seems, the concept still eludes many.