Viewpoint: COVID-19 and the Resiliency of Impact Investing
By Adam Spence and Mike Thiessen
Adam Spence, founder and director of SVX, and Mike Thiessen, partner and director of sustainable investments at Genus Capital Founder, outline how impact investing has thrived amid the COVID-19 turmoil.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused an unprecedented crash in our global markets. Economic collapse has never been so sudden and significant in modern history when measured by its velocity and magnitude. Billions in revenues and capital were wiped out and tens of millions were out of work in weeks.
In the wake of this turmoil, a pattern has emerged in the capital markets: investing for positive impact has demonstrated resilience and strong financial performance. ESG-focused investing and impact investing has proven to be a successful strategy for every bottom line: financial, social, and environmental.
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