Impact Investors Hold US$228 Billion in Assets

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

By Abby Schultz

The relatively young market for impact investments—those that seek to have a positive effect on the environment and society—is continuing to expand at a steady pace as more players enter the market, the Global Impact Investing Network reported in its latest snapshot of the market released late Tuesday.

The 229 investors that responded to the GIIN’s eighth Annual Impact Investor Survey held about US$228 billion in assets as of the end of 2017, a figure the U.S.-based nonprofit describes as a conservative measure of a market largely focused on private investments. For 2016’s survey, the GIIN surveyed 209 organizations with US$114 billion in assets.

While not comprehensive, the annual survey “represents the largest exercise of its type in the market,”says Abhilash Mudaliar, the GIIN’s director of research.

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Source: Barron's (link opens in a new window)

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