March 14

Report: Managing Negative Impact

How does impact investing actually make a difference? In the face of a global pandemic, widening inequality, racial justice, and the climate crisis, impact investors and corporate social responsibility teams have been leveraging their capital to tackle some of our biggest problems. From supporting early-stage investments in vaccine developers to providing finance to sustain struggling businesses, to seeding companies that are decarbonizing our economy, impact investors can point to an impressive list in the ways they have contributed to meaningful change.

And yet, it’s easy to talk about the positive outcomes of investments without taking a hard look at the unintended consequences – or negative impacts – the same investments cause.

Source: Pacific Community Ventures (link opens in a new window)

business development, corporate social responsibility, impact investing