Global impact assets expected to hit $12.7 billion for 2014

Friday, March 6, 2015

Global impact investing — investments designed to generate a social or environmental impact as well as often targeting a competitive investment return — were expected to grow to $12.7 billion last year, up 20% from the previous year, according to a report released Thursday by Global Impact Investing Network.

The values are based on data from 125 impact investors worldwide. Confirmation of the figures and new estimates for 2015 won’t be available until May, spokesman Daniel Diaz said.

The 20-page “ImpactBase Snapshot” report highlights data from 308 impact investing funds, registered in the GIIN database.

Of those funds, 170 market to foundations, 119 to pension funds and 103 to endowments. The marketing data include some overlap of the funds, Mr. Diaz said.

Source: Pensions & Investments (link opens in a new window)

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